Low Brass Instructor
Office: VPAC 223
Mr. John Lemke instructs the students of the Trombone Studio. Mr. Lemke came to Millersville University with over thirty years of experience as a music educator in both public and private schools. His teaching experience includes all levels of instrumental and vocal instruction. His performing ensembles consistently garnered top awards. For over ten years Mr. Lemke served as Director of Visual & Performing Arts. As the chief arts administrator, his responsibilities included supervising staff, budget and the articulation of curriculum for art, drama, music and dance. Additional responsibilities included the designing of physical facilities for all areas of the arts. Mr. Lemke has been honored to serve as a guest teacher and/or lecturer for Lebanon Valley College, Elizabethtown College and Penn State University. He has also served as an arts consultant for several school districts, designing arts programs as well as directing staff development programs.
Mr. Lemke also serves as the music contractor for the Hershey Theatre. As a professional musician, Mr. Lemke brings a wealth of experience having performed with over one hundred big name stars including Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, B. J. Thomas, Bob Hope, Bobby Vinton, Dolly Parton, Barbara Eden, Susan Anton, Helen O‚Connel, Margaret Whiting and Rosemary Clooney. Mr. Lemke has also performed with many popular singing groups including The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ink Spots, The Letterman and Manhattan Transfer. His performing also includes scores of national Broadway touring companies. For several years Mr. Lemke served as the staff trombonist at the American Music Theater located in Lancaster. Mr. Lemke’s freelance performing also includes appearances with The Harrisburg Symphony, The Lancaster Pops, The Altoona Symphony, many of the areas Big Bands and other music ensembles. Mr. Lemke has served as guest conductor/clinician/adjudicator for bands from all over the eastern seaboard. Mr. Lemke earned his B.S. in Music Education at Lebanon Valley College and his M.M. in Orchestral Performing from The Penn State University.