FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiffany Galus as assistant professor of music in bands and associate director of IU athletic bands, effective July 1.
Galus will also teach courses in conducting and wind band literature as well as conduct the Jacobs School of Music’s concert bands. She was previously assistant director of bands at The University of Texas at Austin.
“We are thrilled that Tiffany Galus will be joining the faculty of the Jacobs School,” said Jeremy Allen, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean (Interim). “In addition to being a wonderful conductor and teacher with experience across a wide variety of musical endeavors, she brings a fresh and exciting perspective to IU’s Athletic Bands program. Her appointment is a wonderful investment in the future of the school.”
A native of northern Indiana, Galus earned M.M. in Wind Conducting and B.M.E. degrees from the Jacobs School of Music. She earned a D.M.A. in Wind Conducting from UT Austin in 2019.
“The appointment of Dr. Tiffany Galus to the IU bands faculty will greatly enhance the experience of our students,” said Rodney Dorsey, chair of the Bands Department. “Her broad knowledge and teaching experience will positively enhance our department.”
Galus has a comprehensive background in the arts as an educator, conductor, performer, producer and media creator.
Also a freelance transcriber, editor, arranger and composer, Galus has more than 100 works for wind ensemble, marching band, pep band, chamber ensembles and show choir. She has produced over 75 audio/video recordings for ensembles and artists across the country in 2020-21.
Her recent projects include a transcription of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto and a critical edition of Michael Martin’s “Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble.”
“I am extremely excited to welcome Tiffany Galus back to Bloomington,” said Eric Smedley, director of IU athletic bands. “Her musicianship, student-centered focus and cutting-edge use of technology will be a wonderful addition to our department. Dr. Galus will be a tremendous colleague.”
“It has been a lifelong dream to join the faculty at the Jacobs School of Music, and I am absolutely thrilled to work with the remarkable students, faculty, staff and community at IU,” said Galus.