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Gerard Schwarz in rehearsal with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra

Studio Guest Lecturers and Guest Conductors

Andrea Brown, Associate Director of Bands – University of Maryland
Michael Cooper, Professor of Musicology – Southwestern University
William Henry Curry, North Carolina Symphony (retired); Music Director – Durham Symphony
Brian Diller, Director of Bands – Old Dominion University
Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director – Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands – University of Michigan
David Kish, Director of Bands – Metropolitan State University
Darren Lin, Assistant Director – “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Ming Liu, Director of Orchestras – Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China)
Juan José Navarro Hernandez, Professor of Conducting – University of Almería (Spain)
Mark Norman, Director of Instrumental Ensembles – UNC School of the Arts
H. Robert Reynolds, Director of Bands Emeritus – University of Michigan
Gerard Schwarz, Music Director – Eastern Music Festival
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Music Director – Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Michael Votta, Director of Bands – University of Maryland
Steven Whiting, Professor of Musicology (retired) – University of Michigan

Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference

Andrea Brown, University of Maryland
Michael Colburn, Butler University
Patricia Cornett, Temple University
Damien Crutcher, Crescendo Detroit and Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Lowell Graham, University of Texas–El Paso
Craig Kirchhoff, University of Minnesota
Russel Mikkelson, Ohio State University
Elizabeth Peterson, University of Illinois
Stephen Peterson, University of Illinois
Catherine Rand, University of Southern Mississippi
H. Robert Reynolds, University of Michigan (emeritus)
Scott Rush, Charleston Wind Symphony, GIA Publications
Stuart Sims, California State University–Stanislaus
Damon Talley, Louisiana State University
Scott Teeple, University of Wisconsin
Mallory Thompson, Northwestern University
Eric Wilson, Baylor University

Eric Wilson

Southeast Honors String Festival

Frank Diaz, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Douglas Droste, Ball State University
David Eccles, VanderCook College of Music
Steven Eggleston, Illinois Wesleyan University (emeritus)
Alexander Jimenez, Florida State University
William Larue Jones, University of Iowa


Steven Bryant
Paul Dooley
Stacey Garrop
Philip Glass
James Lee III
John Mackey
Joel Puckett
Hilary Purrington
Jack Stamp
Christopher Theofanidis