Professor of Instrumental Conducting
In 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.
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
Senior 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 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.