St. Mary's University Music Department, Winona, Minnesota

Janet Heukeshoven

Bands & Chamber Ensembles,
Music Education, Flute

160 St. Yon’s Hall
Campus PO: #58

Dr. Janet Heukeshoven serves as conductor of the SMU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Music Education Program Director, Department Chairperson and Applied Flute Instructor at SMU. Dr. Heukeshoven holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (D.M.A. in Instrumental Conducting), the Boston Conservatory (M.M. in Flute Performance), and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (B.S. in Music Education). Heukeshoven also teaches Artscore (An experiential arts appreciation course), and coaches small chamber ensembles. As a lifetime member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Dr. Heukeshoven serves as faculty advisor to SMU’s student chapter of SAI. She also is the faculty advisor for the Music Education student organization, C-NAfME. (Collegiate National Association for Music Education.)

While in Madison Heukeshoven directed the 85 member University Band and guest conducted both the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Symphony in a variety of performances. She was awarded the prestigious Richard Church Memorial Award for outstanding graduate student conductor spring of 1994. Her conducting teachers have included James Smith, David Becker, Atillio Poto, Steven Schultz, and many others at conducting symposiums and workshops. She was the founder and flutist with the SMU faculty woodwind quintet, the La Salle Quintet, which performed regionally from 2003-2009. Prior to the founding of the La Salle Quintet Dr. Heukeshoven performed with two other faculty chamber ensembles, the Gilmore Creek Trio, and the Cimarosa Trio. Heukeshoven continues to serve as principal flute/piccolo with the Winona Municipal Band each summer, and has been a staff member and featured piccolo soloist on the Minnesota Ambassadors of Music European tours since 2000. Heukeshoven served as director of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra (SEMYO) from 1989-1993, and prior to that was a music faculty member at the College of St. Teresa from 1984-1988, where she conducted the St. Teresa Orchestra and the CST/SMC Wind Ensemble, taught music education and music history classes, and applied flute lessons.

Heukeshoven is a frequent wind band and flute clinician and adjudicator throughout the mid-west region, and holds professional memberships in the College Band Director’s National Association, Minnesota Band Directors Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, IGEB, the International Society for the Promotion and Research of Wind Music, Minnesota Music Educator’s Association, and the Upper Midwest Flute Association.


  • MUE 105 Concert Band
  • MUE 107 Chamber Winds
  • MUL 111-411 Applied Flute
  • MU 420 Teaching Music K-6
  • MU 430 Teaching Music 7-12


DMA, instrumental conducting; University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dissertation: The Harmonie Musik of Wenzel Sedlak

MM, flute performance; Boston Conservatory

BS, music education; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis