Meet Your Director

Meet Your Director of Instrumental Music, Dr. FetzTeun (tone) B. Fetz, Doctor of Musical Arts, has worked at San Juan College since 2015. He is the Director of Instrumental Music, and is Associate Professor of Music at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Teun is the Conductor of the San Juan College Orchestra, the San Juan College Symphonic Band, Directs the San Juan College Rock Combos, and is the Director and Lead djembefola drummer of the San Juan College African Drumming Ensemble which he created in 2016. He teaches Music History, History of Rock and Roll, Introduction to Music, Percussion Lessons, Fundamentals of Music, and has directed the SJC Jazz Big Band.

Dr. Fetz is currently the Principal Percussionist with the San Juan Symphony, performing in Durango, Colorado, and Farmington, New Mexico. He was a Percussionist and Timpanist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, IL from 1997-2004. Dr. Fetz is the creator, drummer and leader of the band Funikified! A New Orleans-style Mardi Gras funk/soul band. He is the Conductor of the SJC Music Educators Band, which he created in 2020 during the pandemic to advocate for music educators and allow them opportunities to play together in a live setting and advanced music education by modeling for their students. Teun started the Fetz X-Tet in 2019 to play gigs for the Wines of the San Juan and Clancy’s Restaurant. The group specializes in Funk, Jazz standards, Latin rock and Jazz, and Acid Jazz. He is the drumset player with the Delbert Anderson Jazz Combo, The Trumpet Geezers, and Close Enough Jazz Combo. Fetz is the Conductor of the Connie Gotsch Young Audiences Orchestra which provides educational youth concerts at all local elementary schools. He has performed with the Caliente Community Chorus, the Farmington High School Orchestra, Piedra Vista High School Choir, and the SJC Jazz Combo.

Teun Fetz earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Masters of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan, and his Bachelor of Music Degree in both Percussion Performance and Music Education from the University of Oregon. He has been a private percussion/drumset lessons studio teacher in Oregon, Michigan, New Mexico, and Illinois.

Dr. Fetz was the Guest Percussion Soloist, Conductor, and Clinician at the Western Colorado Percussion Festival in 2016 at Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, CO. Teun is a Music Adjudicator for solo and ensemble festivals, and has guest conducted for Honor Bands and Honor Orchestras in Alaska, New Mexico, and Oregon. Teun is also a certified Oregon Band Directors Association Adjudicator. He has played drumset for many groups and combos in all styles of music, including the drummer for The Depot Street Syncopaters, the Matt Cooper x-tet, Porter and the Pale Ale’s, and the Red Hot and Blue combo. 

Dr. Fetz has conducted three musicals, The Secret Garden, Oliver! and Les Misérables. Teun was an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Eastern Oregon University, in La Grande, Oregon for eleven years from 2004-2015 where he taught applied percussion lessons, African drumming, Creator/Director of the EOU Drumline, Creator/ Director of the EOU Percussion Ensemble, Conductor of the EOU Community Symphonic Band, Music Literature, Music Education courses, Musicianship, Elements of Music and Professor of Conducting.

Teun is married to Katherine Fetz, a clarinetist and Farmington Municipal Schools General Music Teacher at Northeast Elementary School. He has two sons, Jackson who will be attending Piedra Vista High School in Fall 2021, Elliot who will attend Heights Middle School, and a high maintenance cat named Misty!