Mr. Burnside is the 8-12 high school and middle school band director at Jordan Public Schools. In May of 2011 Mr.Burnside graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Instrumental and Classroom Music Education. During college he performed in numerous ensembles including the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Vasa Wind Orchestra, Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Jazz Combos, and many others. Mr.Burnside is currently completing his graduate studies at the University of St.Thomas and will earn a Masters in Music Education.
Beyond teaching, Mr.Burnside enjoys spending time with his wife and the outdoors doing activities such as hiking, camping, swimming, running, and biking. Favorite indoor activities include: making music, reading a good book (often of the science fiction or fantasy genre), writing, home improvement projects, and watching movies.
Ms. Cederstrom is the middle school band director for grades 5-7 at Jordan Public Schools. She graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa in 1992 with a degree in Instrumental and Classroom Music Education and Vocal Music Education. In college she participated in Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonette, Pep Band, A Cappella Choir, and Women’s Choir. She also has a master’s degree from Arkansas State University.
Ms. Cederstrom has participated in several instrumental and vocal ensembles as an adult, including various community bands and choirs and a women’s barbershop quartet. She has taught all ages of students (K-12), in band, choir, and general music, and has served as a church choir director.
In her spare time, Ms. Cederstrom enjoys spending time with her kids and attending their sporting events and concerts. She also enjoys movies, video games, card games, board games, puzzles, and brainteasers, and she likes to go camping and hiking.
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to any part of the Jordan Public Schools instrumental program please feel free to contact one of our directors or leave a message below.
Director of 8th-12th grade bands
Director of 5th-7th grade bands