Wind Conducting

Gain wind conducting expertise in all its forms

Join a close-knit, collaborative student-faculty community, where you will hone your conducting skills and learn all facets of the job of a well-rounded conductor and educator.

Your degree program will include experience with each of the Jacobs School of Music bands: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and All-Campus Band.

In addition to generous podium time with major ensembles, you’ll work in the exciting atmosphere and large crowds of the B1G athletic conference with a wide range of athletic bands, from the 300-strong IU Marching Hundred to the 100-member Big Red Basketball Band and Women’s Basketball Band to the smaller, top-notch, auditioned Crabb Soccer Band.

You’ll also benefit from collegiate teaching experience with undergraduate students, expert feedback from wind conducting faculty, and a 100% job placement rate. 

Study with top wind conducting faculty

You’ll learn from some of the country’s most respected conductors and pedagogues in an environment rich with one-on-one interactions and individual faculty feedback.

Learn from the best as you work with a wide range of ensembles and expand your skills in all areas of the field.

R D

Professor of Music (Bands); Chair, Department of Bands

Phone:
812-855-1372
Email:
rcdorsey@iu.edu
Office:
Simon Center, M153F
J N

Assistant Professor of Music (Bands)

Phone:
812-855-1372
Email:
jhnam@indiana.edu
Office:
Simon Center, M153C
E S

Associate Professor of Music (Bands)

Phone:
812-855-1372
Email:
esmedley@indiana.edu
Office:
Simon Center, M153C
D W

Professor of Music (Bands)

Phone:
812-855-1372
Email:
dcwoodle@indiana.edu
Office:
Simon Center, M153D

The faculty at Jacobs have been a guiding light for me, helping me learn how to approach conducting, playing, scholarship, and the aesthetics and joy of music. Their advice plays on a mental loop every time I pick up a baton or a horn, and I can’t wait to apply that knowledge on my next stage of education.

Jackson P. McLellan, B.M.E., Instrumental Teaching–Band