Welcome to Mrs. Saatzer's Music pages
    Welcome to the Su Valley Music Page!  We have a lot of important events going on so please look at the Music Events Calendar for more information.  
    I will also be using Remind for quick alerts about assignments and performances.  Please watch for the codes for each group.  To a very limited extent I will use Google Classroom for some times of year, such as All State in the fall, as a convenient place to find needed audition pieces.
    Name: Shauna Saatzer
    Email Address: shauna.saatzer@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 733.9313

    Water Time My amazing daughter at Fox Island
    Period Course
    1st period Concert (Adv.) Band - MS
    2nd period Symphonic Band - HS
    3rd period Middle School Advisory
    4th period Academic Strategies (HS)
    5th period Prep
    6th period Symphonic Choir - HS
    7th period Concert Choir - MS
    Required Materials for Music

    PENCIL (no pen used on music ever)

    Metronome and/or tuner
    MS Band - Rubber Band book 
    HS - you may purchase a folder if you wish, or check out a folder for the year
    My Grading Policy
    Music classes are co-curricular, requiring concert events outside of school hours, and are heavily dependent on individual participation, preparation and good performance.
    • Daily rehearsal: 40%
    • Theory and Small Ensembles: 10%
    • In class assignments: 10%
    • Service in the arts: 5%
    • Performances: 35%


    Advisory and Academic Strategies classes are focused on finding goals, developing management systems, reaching out to peers and creating community, and establishing personal successful habits.

    • Daily Preparedness: 60% (on time, with work completed, pencil and required papers)
    • In class assignments: 30%
    • Service/Volunteerism: 10%
    My basic philosophy is that music education is preparation for life.  Musical ensembles vary and offer different emphases on skills that lead to happy lives: self-discipline, teamwork, humility, and a willingness to learn.  Modern education must strive to produce creative adults that demonstrate and use skills far beyond what we've traditionally been able to measure.  Music is shown to both develop and heal the brain in all skill areas.  It's an exciting time to be in the arts!
    I have a "couple a" degrees but continuously pursue new learning.  I am a Jill of All Trades, master of none, and I am perpetually curious about life.  For fun I enjoy canning, beekeeping, water and snow sports, and I am continuously plotting how I can own horses.  I also perform a bit: I enjoy steel drums with friends, piano and singing with my daughter, and I play drums competitively in the Crow Creek Pipe and Drum Corp.
Last Modified on August 19, 2017