M.M. University of Kansas; B.M.E. University of Kansas
Although graduating from high school in Corpus Christi, TX Sharon Toulouse calls Lawrence, KS home. After graduating in 1998 from The University of Kansas with a bachelor's in Music Education, Sharon became the assistant director of bands at Lawrence Free State High School. In 2003, Sharon pursued a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting at The University of Kansas. Upon graduating in 2005, she was offered a position as an officer/conductor in The United States Army. During her Army career, she worked with The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, VA, and The United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, MD. After the birth of her son Timothy in 2011, she separated from active Army and joined the Army Reserves where she currently holds the position of Executive Officer/Associate Conductor of the 312th Army Band in Lawrence, KS. Sharon returned home to Kansas in 2012 when she was hired as the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Kansas. Her duties include working with the KU Marching Jayhawks, training the KU Drum Majors, directing the KU Men's Basketball Band, teaching Beginning Conducting, and directing the KU University Band.