Arts Concentrations

There are five art areas students can choose from as a part of the BHS Arts Magnet Program: Literary Arts, Media Arts/Graphics, Music, Theater and Visual Arts (fine art and applied arts).

Julie Mundahl

Applied Arts

FACS/ Fashion, Interior and Culinary design

Julie Mundahl

Phone: 763.682.8056

Debb Bestland

Dance

Dance Teacher

Debb Bestland

Phone: 763.682.8185

Email: dbestland@bhmschools.org

Troy Hanson

Media Arts/ Graphics

Technology Education teacher

Troy Hanson
Phone: 
 763.682.8012
Brenda Diekman

Media Arts/ Graphics

Business and Computer Technology Teacher

 

Brenda Diekman
Phone: 
 763.682.8050
Ben Wandmacher

Media Arts/ Graphics

Technology Education Teacher

Ben Wandmacher
Phone: 
 763.682.8183
Rebecca Karna

Media Arts/ Graphics

Business and Computer Technology Teacher

 

Rebecca Karna
Phone: 
 763.682.8080

Music

Vocal Music Teacher

 

Michael Walsh
Phone: 
 763.682.8093

I have been teaching at Buffalo High School for over 25 years and direct all of the choirs at BHS.  In addition to directing the Freshmen, Varsity and Concert Choirs, I also teach Music in America, team-teach AP Music Theory and Classical Music Listening, direct the BHS Singers and Treble Singers and am the advisor for the BHS chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Minnesota Music 

 

Music

Music - Instrumental teacher

Scott Rabehl
Phone: 
 763.682.8116

I am so pleased to be one of the band directors at Buffalo High School.  I came here in the 2003-4 school year and have been growing and evolving as a music teacher ever since.  Collaborating with the committed and talented students and colleagues of the BHM schools has been a professional blessing to me and I look forward to interacting with all of my students and parents this year.

I am the director of the Concert Band (11-12 auditioned group) and the Freshmen Bands as well as the support teacher for the Varsity Band (10-12 non-auditioned group).  In addition, I teach music theory, history and appreciation lessons to members of both the Varsity Band and Varsity Choir.  During my prep period I work with my colleagues, Michael Walsh and Michael Knutson, to teach both Advanced Placement Music Theory and Classical Music Listening.

Outside the school day I direct Jazz III (9-12 non-auditioned group) and Jazz I (11-12 auditioned group).  In the late spring and early summer I am the director of "The HERD", our marching band.

 

Music

Music - Instrumental Teacher

 

Mike Knutson
Phone: 
 763.682.8052

I joined the BHM Music Department as a teacher at BCMS during the 2003-04 school year.  After 6 years at the middle school, I moved to BHS where I currently teach.

Ensembles I direct:
Concert Orchestra (string and full orchestra)
Chamber Orchestra
Varsity Band
Jazz II


Other classes I teach:
Freshman Music Theory (taught within band, choir and orchestra)
Freshman Band (support teacher)
AP Music Theory (team taught)
Classical Music Listening (team taught)

Theater

Theater/ English Teacher

Tracy Hagstrom-Durant

Phone: 
 763.682.8036

Visual Arts

Ceramics, Art 1 teacher

Jon Holtz

Phone: 763-682-8184

email: jholtz@bhmschools.org

Visual Arts

Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Art 1 Teacher

Ciann Jackson

Phone: 763.682.8040

email: cjackson@bhmschools.org

Visual Arts

Drawing, Painting, Art 1 Teacher

John Gunderson

Phone: 763.682.8115

Email: jgunders@bhmschools.org