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Dr. Jeffrey D. Gershman is the Director of Wind Ensembles and an Associate Professor of Music at the Capital University Conservatory of Music. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, and teaching advanced conducting. His past positions include serving as the Associate Director of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Director of Instrumental Activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and the Co-Director of Instrumental Music at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York. Dr. Gershman holds two degrees from Indiana University, having received his Bachelor of Music Education with High Distinction as well as his Master of Music in Wind Conducting—the first such degree awarded by the Jacobs School of Music. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Gershman maintains an active conducting schedule, having led performances with both of Dallas’ professional wind ensembles, the Dallas Winds and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra as well as high school honor bands throughout the United States. He has presented lectures at many state and national conventions and is in high demand as adjudicator, having judged band festivals throughout the United States as well as in Singapore and Australia. In addition, Dr. Gershman has published articles on repertoire, programming, and score study which have been hailed as “groundbreaking.” As an arranger, his transcriptions of works by Frank Zappa and John Corigliano, and Eric Whitacre have received critical acclaim, with performances at Carnegie Hall as well as regional and national conventions.
Doctor of Musical
Arts in Wind Conducting, The University of Texas at Austin Master of Music in
Wind Conducting, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana UniversityBachelor of Music
Education, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University