Season 2 of our industry-minded podcast “SWIM Masters” has arrived! We couldn’t be more excited and honored to welcome our first guest of our second-year roster of leaders—-Elisa Janson Jones, Senior Manager of Online Learning for Conn-Selmer.
An experienced K8 music educator Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs and have long and happy careers. Elisa holds a bachelor of music, a master of business administration and is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design.
Elisa has used her diverse skill set and passion for strategic thinking to help nonprofits, businesses, and music educators around the world. In addition to her role as Senior Manager of Online Learning for Conn-Selmer, she serves as conductor of her local community band, a columnist for SBO Magazine, and founded the Music Educators Creating Online Learning social media group that now boasts more than 46,000 members. Elisa is an internationally-recognized speaker, and has presented at national, state, and local conferences. She is the host and producer of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, founder of the International Music Education Summit, author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive and The Music Booster Manual.An avid horn player and vocalist, she has recently taken up ukulele and has even built her own. In addition to the many collegiate ensembles to her credit, she has performed with the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Spirit Band, the Utah Premier Brass, the Utah Valley Symphony, and the Grand Junction Centennial Band. She lives in Grand Junction, Colorado with her husband, three children, and thousands of miles of trails that she loves to explore and share on her blog, trails365.com.