Dr. Darrin Oehlerking is an Associate Professor of Music and the Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Arts and Science. Along with his administrative duties, he also conducts the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra.
Prior to his appointment at the U of S, Dr. Oehlerking taught a wide variety of students and musicians at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. His ensembles have enjoyed success at the local, national and international levels, garnering outstanding performance awards and showcase invitations from a variety of organizations. In July 2015, the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra performed at the bi-annual conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in San Jose, California. In 2013 the ensemble performed at the Jungfrau Festival in Interlachen, Switzerland and the World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Netherlands. Under Dr. Oehlerking’s leadership the ensemble released a CD in 2017 entitled Skyscapes: The Music of Peter Meechan.
Dr. Oehlerking is in demand as a guest conductor and workshop clinician. He has conducted ensembles, served as an adjudicator, conference presenter and clinician across Canada, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His research revolves largely around Canadian wind band history and repertoire. He has published two wind band arrangements with Canadian publishers Eighth Note Publishing.
- Doctor of Musical Arts, Wind Band Conducting. University of Iowa (2008)
- Master of Music, Music Performance, Conducting, University of Manitoba (2004)
- Bachelor of Music, General Studies, University of Manitoba (1997)
- Bachelor of Education, Elementary and Secondary Music, University of Manitoba (1997)