Sharon Toulouse

Sharon Toulouse

Assistant Director of Bands
785-864-4460
Murphy Hall, Rm. 124 C

Although graduating from high school in Corpus Christi, TX Sharon Toulouse calls Lawrence, KS home. After graduating in 1998 from The University of Kansas with a bachelor degree in Music Education, Sharon became the assistant director of bands at Lawrence Free State High School. In 2003, Sharon pursued a Masters of Music in Instrumental Wind Conducting at The University of Kansas. Upon graduating in 2005, she was offered a position as an officer/conductor in The United States Army.  During her Army career, she worked with The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Monroe, VA, and The United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, MD.  After the birth of her son Timothy in 2011, she separated from active Army and joined the Washington D.C. National Guard Band where she holds the position of Executive Officer/Associate Conductor. Although the Army provided many wonderful opportunities and exciting adventures, home was calling. As Assistant Director of Bands at KU, she is thrilled to be returning home.


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