Marybeth Kurnat (instructor, counselor) earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from NIU in 2011 and is currently working on her master's degree in music education at VanderCook College of Music. She has a dynamic performance background as a saxophonist and singer. Marybeth is a vocal and instrumental music educator for the North Boone School District in Poplar Grove, Illinois. She also maintains a private woodwind studio with students in DeKalb, Kane and DuPage Counties. She has been a counselor for the NIU Jazz Camp since 2011.