Friday, March 28, 2014

A Few Faculty at UT of Austin



JFJ color tux headshotJerry Junkin

Professor of Instrumental Conducting
Beginning his 25th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. Previously, he served on the faculties of both the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major positions throughout the world.
He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003. Additionally, 2012 marks the beginning of his 20th season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony. In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works.
Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Jacob Druckman and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier and Naxos labels. The New York Times named his recent release on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD’s of the year. His performance of Circus Maximus with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble was recently released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos. In 2014 he will lead The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on a four week tour around the world.
Jerry Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, having conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents. He spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.
Mr. Junkin has served as President of the Big XII Band Director’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and is Past President of the College Band Directors National Association. Regularly making guest appearances with ensembles such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and the Taipei Symphonic Winds, the 2012-13 season finds him conducting throughout the United States in addition to appearances in Japan, China, Spain and Austria.

Vincent R. DiNino

Director of Bands and Professor Emeritus, Instrumental Conducting
Vincent R. DiNino holds the title of Director of Bands Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. DiNino began his career at UT in 1955. He was the Director of the Longhorn Band from 1955-1975 and Director of University Bands from 1969 until his retirement in 1985. During his tenure he brought the Longhorn Marching and Concert Bands to national prominence, increasing the bands from 70 all male members to in excess of 400 members, during which time the band became fully integrated and open to all University of Texas students. Under his leadership, the Longhorn Band performed at 17 major bowl games, including the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the Bluebonnet Bowl and Cotton Bowl. The Longhorn Band also performed at the 1974 Super Bowl game, in the inaugural parades of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, at the dedication of the LBJ library and at the inauguration of many Texas governors. Additionally, he led the Longhorn Band on its only international tour to South America in 1972. During Professor DiNino’s tenure a Longhorn Band radio and television series was established in collaboration with public radio and the UT College of Communication, and a number of recordings of the Longhorn Band were produced with sales proceeds going to Longhorn Band scholarships. Since 1957 the Longhorn Band (and now the Wind Ensemble) has been the performing ensemble for the Spring Commencement Ceremonies.
Vincent and Jane DiNino, along with former band members founded the Longhorn Alumni Band, which is among the largest and most active alumni band organizations in the nation. The Longhorn Alumni Band performs annually at a UT home football game, and maintains not only a close working relationship with the UT Bands, but each year provides thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to current members of the Longhorn Band.
In recent years Professor DiNino has been active in the area of development and philanthropy. He, his former students and friends established an endowed chair for the Director of University of Texas Bands, an endowed professorship for the Director of the Longhorn Band, and numerous endowed scholarships, including Presidential Scholarships for the Drum Major and President of the Longhorn Band.
Prior to coming to Texas, Mr. DiNino was Chairman of public school music in Alexandria, Minnesota. He had also directed bands in Iowa, Michigan and California and served as Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota.
A French horn player, Mr. DiNino has play with the Minneapolis Symphony, played with and conducted military bands during World War II, and performed with a number of radio and recording orchestras in Hollywood and New York. While stationed in California during World War II, he headed the “General Stillwell Band.” Following the war, he played French horn and arranged for Tommy Dorsey, Skitch Henderson, Dick Stabile, Stan Kenton, Boyd Raeburn and Johnny Richards.
Professor DiNino is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the American Society of Composers Arrangers and performers (ASCAP), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), and in 2011 was named Bandmaster of the Year by the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA). He is presently a part time Associate with The University of Texas Bands.

Dr. CarnochanDr. Robert Carnochan

Associate Professor of Instrumental Conducting
Dr. Robert Carnochan is Director of the Longhorn Band, Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the Longhorn Band, conducting the UT Wind Symphony, and teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting. Prior to his appointment at UT, he served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of Bands at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and Associate Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Dr. Carnochan began his teaching career as Director of Bands at Dundalk High School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Carnochan has collaborated with and received praise from a number of composers including John Corigliano, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Gunther Schuller, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States and maintains memberships in the Conductors Guild, the College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. In 2007 Dr. Carnochan was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Honorary Bandmasters Fraternity as well as awarded the UT DADs Association Centennial Professorship.
Dr. Carnochan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Towson University, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary conducting teachers have been Jerry Junkin, Allan McMurray, and Dana Rothlisberger.

scott s. hanna

Scott S. Hanna

Lecturer in Conducting
Scott S. Hanna serves as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin, Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony Band, Music Director of the Chamber Winds, and Associate Director of the Longhorn Band. He teaches courses in conducting and chamber music, and was from 2003 to 2008 Associate Director of the Butler School of Music. As Music Director of the UT Chamber Winds, Dr. Hanna has led performances of that ensemble at the 2002 and 2004 College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Conferences. Dr. Hanna is also the director of The University of Texas Longhorn Music Camps, serves as faculty sponsor for the Alpha Tau chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, and serves as Editor of the College Band Directors National Association Report.
Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Dr. Hanna taught in the public schools of New Braunfels and Austin, Texas. Dr. Hanna is one of ten faculty, staff and administration members at The University of Texas to receive the 2003 Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to student life. His professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

anthony marinelloAnthony C. Marinello, III

Anthony C. Marinello, III serves as Director of the Longhorn Pep Band, Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band, and Assistant to the Director of Bands at The University of Texas. He conducts the Longhorn Concert Bands, teaches marching band methods, and coordinates the Art of Band Conducting workshop. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Mr. Marinello served on the faculty of Virginia Tech as Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.
Mr. Marinello has previously taught in the public schools of Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas. Marinello received invitations to the National Band Association’s 2006 Young Conductor Mentor Project and 2008 International Conductors Symposium in Rome, Italy where he conducted La Banda dell’Esercito (Italian Army Band). In 2011, he received an invitation to the West Point Conducting Workshop where he conducted the West Point Band.
Mr. Marinello holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University and the Master of Music Degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where his primary conducting teacher was Dr. Terrence Milligan.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring's On The Way by Ray Hansell


To greet the day
I could see
Spring was on it's way

The flowers were blooming
The trees had their leaves
The morning was cooled
By a light spring breeze

As I walked along I'd see
So many people out doors
The winter thaw is finally here
We could not ask for more

So very soon I know we'll see
The signs of summer will be near
The days will be sunny and warm
While the nights will be so clear

I walked outside