Directors

Band and Choir Directors

                             

Anastasia Kossler
Band Director

Anastasia Kossler has been teaching at San Elijo Middle school since 2014. She directs beginning band, Pep Band, Golden Eagle Band, Wind Symphony, and Jazz Band. In Addition to this, Ms. Kossler serves as an instructor to the solo and ensemble groups that perform at the annual San Elijo Solo and Ensemble Festival. Bands under Ms. Kossler perform all over the community and have opportunities to perform at places like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.

She is a native of San Diego, California and is a product of the San Marcos Unified School system. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and credential from California State University Fullerton. While in college she performed all over the world and participated in various ensembles that have given her insight into many styles of music. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education and the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association
Ms. Kossler can be reached by e-mail at: anastasia.kossler@smusd.org

Shannon McInnis
Band Director

Shannon McInnis has been at San Elijo since 2016.  She directs the beginning bands, intermediate band, concert band, and choir.  A native of San Diego, Mrs. McInnis is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in Liberal Studies for education and Minor in Music Education with a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and California Teaching Credential in Music from Brandman University. Her groups have performed all over Southern California including at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, a San Diego Padres Game, and at various band and choral festivals.  

She has been playing instruments since she was 4 years old starting with the piano and adding instruments.  Clarinet is her main instrument and she has been playing it for 30 years.  She has been played in several professional groups over the years and ha been teaching music in schools since 2008. She is a life member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity and her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education and the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association

Mrs. McInnis can be reached by e-mail at: shannon.mcinnis@smusd.org