Jane Triplett's Biography
Jane Triplett is in her first year of retirement from a 35-year teaching career as a band director in Iowa. The last 12 years in the Iowa City Schools at Northwest Junior High and before that 14 years at Ottumwa High School. She was born and raised in Eldora, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University to receive her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and the American Band College at Southern Oregon University for her Masters in Art in Music Education.
High school bands under her direction have received top ratings at State Large Group Festival as well as 1st place and the 1st woman director of a championship band at the Iowa Jazz Championships. She is also believed to be the first woman to teach in a 4A Iowa high school. She traveled with bands to perform in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City as well as been an advisor on the Iowa Ambassadors of Music tour of Europe. Jane directed bands 3 times for Iowa Bandmasters Association performances.
Jane enjoys being an adjudicator for the Iowa High School Music Association for the past 28 years, serving as a head All State judge and guest conductor for several honor bands across the state of Iowa. She has been a member of the IMEA, where she served as convention registration chair, as well as being a member of the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association, where she has held the offices of president, vice-president, commission committee chair, mentorship chair and Major Landers Scholarship chair. At the state level with Iowa Bandmasters Association, Ms. Triplett has held chair positions of Public Relations, Major Landers and is currently Past President of IBA.
In her spare time, Jane enjoys teaching private lessons, working with West Music as an Art Advocate, playing in the Iowa City Community Band and travelling with her family. Steve, her husband, is currently a clinical professor in the Education Leadership Department at the University of Iowa. They have a son, Kyle, and two stepdaughters, Tricia and Laura, that all reside in the Iowa City area. Steve and Jane reside in North Liberty with their two golden retrievers, Mac and Molly.
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