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Spotlight on Wind Conducting Appointments

Recipients of graduate degrees in wind conducting have been placed at major research universities, state colleges, liberal arts universities and colleges. Below is a list of IU alumni and their current positions:

Trae Blanco – MM in Wind Conducting (2014)
Director of Bands, Murray State University

Matthew Brunner – DM in Wind Conducting (2008)
Director of Athletic Bands, Temple University

Andrew Chybowski - DM in Wind Conducting (2017)
Instructor and Wind Ensemble Director, Pittsburg State University

Paul De Cinque – MM in Wind Conducting (2014)
Director of Music, Penrhos College; Wind Orchestra Conductor, University of Western Australia

John Franklin – DM in Wind Conducting (2007)
Assistant Director of Bands, Kent State University

Otis French – MM in Wind Conducting (1997)
Director of Bands, Malone University (Back to top)

Richard Frey – MM in Wind Conducting (2008)
Interim Associate Director of Athletic Bands, University of Michigan

Tiffany Galus – MM in Wind Conducting (2016)
Interim Assistant Director of Marching Band, University of Texas – Austin

Jeffrey Gershman – MM in Wind Conducting (1995)
Director of Wind Ensembles, Capital University Conservatory of Music

Kyle Glaser – DM in Wind Conducting (2012)
Associate Director of Bands, Texas State University

Christopher P. Heidenreich – DM in Wind Conducting (2006)
Director of Bands, University of Michigan – Flint

Matthew Holzner - MM in Wind Conducting (2010)
Assistant Director of Bands, Texas State University (Back to top)

Scott Jones – DM in Wind Conducting (2013)
Director of Bands, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Alan Lourens – DM in Wind Conducting (1999), MM in Wind Conducting (1992)
Head, School of Music, University of Western Australia

Anthony Messina – MM in Wind Conducting (2012)
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Polly Middleton – MM in Wind Conducting (2008)
Director of Athletic Bands, Virginia Tech 

Jason Nam – DM in Wind Conducting (2015)
Associate Director of Bands, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Chad Nicholson – DM in Wind Conducting (2006)
Director of Bands, University of Arizona (Back to top)

William Petersen – DM in Wind Conducting (2013), MM in Wind Conducting (2005)
Director of Bands, University of South Alabama

Douglas Peterson – DM in Wind Conducting (2000)
Chair and Senior Professor in Music, Daytona State College

Danh Pham – MM in Wind Conducting (2001)
Director of Bands, Washington State University

Laura Rexroth – DM Wind Conducting (2007)
Director of Bands, University of Wisconsin/Parkside

Brett Richardson – DM in Wind Conducting (2014)
Director of Bands, University of the Incarnate Word

Michael Schaff – DM in Wind Conducting (1995)
Professor Emeritis, Crane School of Music
State University of New York – Potsdam (Back to top)

Eric Smedley – MM in Wind Conducting (2003)
Associate Director of Bands, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Scott Stewart – DM in Wind Conducting (2001)
Conductor/Instrumental Music Faculty, Westminster Schools; Music Director and Conductor, Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony

Larry Stoffel – DM in Wind Conducting (1999)
Director of Bands, California State University – Northridge

Ryan Yahl - DM in Wind Conducting (2018)
Assistant Director of Bands, Texas A&M University – Commerce (Back to top)