• The OHS Music Department offers a rich student centered environment that encourages creative thought, collaborative work, a sense of community and a focus on individual learning in the study of music. The diverse curriculi deliver a strong emphasis that leads to the understanding of music as an academic subject and leads to lifelong participation in music making and advocacy for the arts.

Phone: (608) 835-5325


Degrees and Certifications:

Laura Burns

Join OHS In: 2012

Teaching Since: 1993

Courses Taught: Small Group Instruction for Orchestra Students Grades 9-12

Education: Bachelors (1998) degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance from U. Wisconsin-Madison and Masters degree in Violin Performance



Phone: (608) 835-5322


Degrees and Certifications:

Allison Jaeger

Joined OHS In: 2020

Teaching Since: 2005

Currently Teaching: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Studies

Education: Bachelor of Music Education - University of Toronto (2003) Master of Music Education, Curriculum and Instruction and a Minor in Conducting - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)  

Phone: (608) 835-4403


Degrees and Certifications:

Michelle Kaebisch

Joined OHS In: September 2015

Teaching Since: 1995

Courses taught: Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra & Music Composition

Education: Bachelors of Instrumental Music Education from UW-Madison

Phone: (608) 835-4353


Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Yancey

OHS Vocal Music

Joined OHS In: 2000

Teaching Since: 1996

Courses Taught: Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Cantabile, A.P. Music Theory

Education: Bachelor of Music - UW Madison (1996), Master of Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis - Capital University (2004)