Bjorn Villesvik (pronounced VILL-es-vik) has been the orchestra director at Hill-Murray since 2019. Prior to then, he taught in Chicago Public Schools and at Roseau High School in Roseau, Minnesota. A native of Roseville, Minnesota, Mr. Villesvik earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Augsburg University and is currently completing a master’s degree in music education at St. Thomas University in Saint Paul.
In addition to teaching, Mr. Villesvik is an active performer on the double bass, having played in the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, the Skokie Valley Symphony, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony. He is currently a member of the bass section in the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Minneapolis. Mr. Villesvik lives in Saint Paul with his wife, Rachel, and their tuxedo cat, Oscar. In addition to music, he enjoys reading and experiencing the outdoors.