Elizabeth Sletten

6th Grade Mixed Choir
7th Grade TB Choir
8th Grade SA Choir
World of Music
Music Exploration
Chamber Choir

      This is Liz Sletten’s second year at Southview in Edina, and she couldn’t be more excited! Previously, Ms. Sletten taught for three years at North High School in Eau Claire, WI. She holds a bachelor’s of Choral and General Music Education from UW-Eau Claire. She has sang with many outstanding choral ensembles, performed on international tours to London, Paris, Greece, and South Africa, and is excited to bring her vast musical experiences to the students of Southview. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog, cooking, eating, and being outside. 

Zachary Lindquist

8th Grade TB Choir


This is Zachary Lindquist's second year at South View. He has previously taught in Michigan at Hayes Middle School in Grand Ledge, and at Brighton High School in Brighton. He holds a B.M in K-12 Music Education from Michigan State University. He has conducted and performed countless choirs, including touring through Eastern Europe with the Michigan State Men's Glee Club, and competing at the Barbershop Harmony Society's Internation Collegiate Quartet Competition. He is beyond excited to start the year at South View! 

Janet Jans

World of Music
7th SA Choir


Janet Jans has taught choir, classroom, and band at South View for over 20 years.  She holds a B.A from Luther College and a Master's Degree in Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis from the University of St. Thomas.    She truly enjoys connecting with middle level students and the energy they bring to class.   She also is a church musician; singing, conducting, coordinating, and playing flute.  Reading, scrapbooking, and playing with her boys are favorite activities.