Employment History

Bass Trombonist - Minneapolis Trombone Choir

Performer, Teacher, Arranger, Composer, Copyist and Conductor - Huelsmann Music Enterprises

Director of Bands - Park High School


B.A., Music, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota
M.A., Teaching, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Thomas Huelsmann recently retired after thirty-four years of teaching music in the South Washington County Schools. From 1979 through 2001 he was Director of Bands at Park High in Cottage Grove, conducting the Concert, Symphony, Marching Bands and Jazz Ensembles. Tom also taught undergraduate and graduate brass methods classes at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. He currently gives private instruction on trombone and all low brass instruments, and is a sought-after music adjudicator and clinician.
Formerly the Bass Trombonist of the St. Paul Civic Orchestra, Minneapolis Civic Orchestra, the Lake Como Pops Orchestra and The Blue Diamonds Jazz Band, he now performs with the Red Rock Swing Band and the Band of Praise as well as the Minneapolis Trombone Choir.
Tom is a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, National Band Association, Minnesota Education Association, and the International Trombone Association.
His band arrangement of Alan Hovhaness's "Sharagan and Fugue" has recently been published by API Music.