Curtis Hansen, Presto Conductor
Curtis Hansen, a native of Edmond, Oklahoma, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's in Music Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to teaching in Arkansas, Mr. Hansen taught as a private teacher in the Oklahoma City Metro area and as an Orchestra Director in Kilgore, Texas. Currently, Mr. Hansen is in his fifth year of teaching and serves as the director of Orchestras at Northside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. During his time in Fort Smith, Mr. Hansen began a Chamber Orchestra, an after school enrichment program for young string students, at Dora Kimmons Junior High. Since then, the Chamber Orchestra has expanded to Northside where it has become a class. When Mr. Hansen is not teaching, he makes his home in Fort Smith with his wife and daughter .