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Jing Ling-Tam

One of North America’s most sought after choral conductors, Professor Jing Ling-Tam, Director of Choral Studies and Coordinator of Vocal Arts at UTArlington has garnered international recognition in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. A compelling musician, Prof. Ling-Tam has conducted over … full profile »

James Bankhead

Director, School of Music, Sam Houston State University (USA) Dr. James M. Bankhead is Director, School of Music at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He is involved with all aspects of the artistic, academic and administrative life of this outstanding institution. Dr. Bankhead received … full profile »

Timothy W. Foley

Past-Director of the “The Presidents Own” United States Marine Band (USA) Twenty-sixth Director of “The President’s Own” Timothy W. Foley led the United States Marine Band into its third century of service to the President of the United States and the United States Marine Corps. Foley was a … full profile »

Jay S. Gephart

JAY S. GEPHART joined the faculty of Purdue University in the fall of 1995 after having completed 12 years as a public school band director. In July of 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and in November 2006 was appointed Director of Bands. Professor Gephart serves as … full profile »

Leslie Hicken

Leslie Hicken, Director of Bands, joined the faculty of Furman University in the fall of 1993. In the Department of Music, his responsibilities include the directorship of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Chamber Winds; instructor of instrumental conducting; instrumental music education coordinator; … full profile »

Dr. Robert Halseth

Dr. Robert Halseth, Professor of Music Emeritus and Director of Bands at California State University, Sacramento, conducts the CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches conducting, and is the founder and co-clinician of the Summer Wind Conducting Workshop, which each June since 1994 has … full profile »

George Torbay

George Torbay, Choral Conductor, obtained a Bachelor of Music with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Sydney. George’s career began as a singer and an actor. While in the United States, … full profile »

Richard Nace

Richard Nace is one of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost choral educators and conductors. Mr. Nace is in constant demand as conductor, lecturer, workshop leader, and retreat specialist throughout the US and across Canada. In addition to his active schedule, Mr. Nace has served as Faculty Artist … full profile »

Dr. Thomas Root

Dr. Thomas Root is Professor of Music at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Thomas Root is a native of Minnesota. After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Minnesota, he received a Doctorate in Music Composition from Michigan State University. The winner … full profile »

Frederick Speck

Frederick Speck, Director of Bands and Professor of Music, conducts the Wind Symphony and New Music Ensemble, and teaches conducting and composition. Under his leadership, the Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at KMEA Conferences, CBDNA Southern Division Conferences, the MENC National Conference … full profile »

Scott Lang

For almost a decade, Scott Lang has been educating and entertaining student and adult audiences of all ages through his workshops and keynote presentations. As a nationally known leadership trainer, Scott works with some of America’s top ensembles and conducts over 100 workshops annually. He is … full profile »

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