DKSM Board of Directors

Board Chair - Brian Derksen

Brian has been on the board of directors for DKSM since 2017 and is continually impressed by the quality of programming and the individuals who volunteer their time to build into the music community.  He works locally as an accountant and in his time away from work he enjoys reading, running, playing guitar and spending time with his kids and wife.

Vice Chair - Yvonne Stoesz

Yvonne Stoesz

Community mental health worker

Adoptive mother of three

Tinker Creek resident

Enjoy being outside,  skiing, biking, hiking, canoeing, gardening, music festivals

DKSM board member for many years

Heather Menzies 

I was born and raised in Morden, and somehow against all odds have ended up back here in my adulthood.  I started playing the cello when I was in 3rd grade, and since then have had the opportunity to play in community orchestras in Winkler (originally under Douglas Kuhl), Bolivia, Virginia and Toronto.  For those from the area who may remember him, I currently have the honour of playing my uncle Reynold Siemens' cello (though not nearly as well nor as dedicatedly as he played).  I work as a mental health and a medical nurse in several hospitals in Manitoba, and have the ongoing privilege of playing in the DKSM Post Roads orchestra.  I am happy to have the opportunity to be on the DKSM board with people who are so dedicated and passionate about making music exciting and accessible to people in the Pembina Valley.

Mark Wiebe 

Mark Wiebe graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Major in piano performance) from Brandon University in 2009. Since then he has been teaching piano in Winkler.

Lin Fehr

Lin lives in Gretna with her family, where she homeschools her two children. Lin has been working in the position of Acting Director with DKSM this last year during Rochelle's sabbatical. She is looking forward to continuing to work with DKSM in a new role on the board.

Ray Giesbrecht

Artistic Director - Rochelle Drudge 

Bachelor of Theology, CMBC - 1992; RCM Grade 10 Piano Certificate; Orff Level 1

 

Rochelle has enjoyed teaching violin, piano and music theory in Winkler since 1993, with one year spent teaching music in Loma Plata, Paraguay.  Her musical involvements have also included directing student strings ensembles, conducting children’s choirs, piano accompanying and playing violin or viola in various string ensembles.  She is the founder and director of Winkler’s Homeschool Harmony Choir (since 2009) and has directed community string ensembles and violin group classes in Winkler since 2009.  She is also the founder and program director of Cadenza Summer Music Week (since 2013). Rochelle and her husband, Kevin, have lived in Winkler since 1993 and have three daughters; Kayla, Hannah and Amie.

 

Administrative Director - Kayla Drudge

Kayla Drudge recently graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Music. Kayla has worked as an Administrator of Cadenza Summer Music Week for the past six years, and is excited to continue working with the DKSM community as Administrative Director. Kayla's favourite quarantine activities include gardening, doing yoga, and attending academic webinars.

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