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Director, Bands
124 B Murphy Hall
Photo of Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director, Bands, Director, Marching Jayhawks
124 D Murphy Hall
Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director, Bands
124 C Murphy Hall

      Robert Foster
      Director of Bands Emeritus​




Applied Wind and Percussion Faculty

Sarah Frisof, flute
Margret Marco, oboe
Eric Stromberg, bassoon
Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet
Vince Gnojek, saxophone
Steve Leisring, trumpet
Paul Stevens, horn
Michael Davidson, trombone
Scott Watson, tuba and euphonium
Michael Compitello, percussion

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O'Neil, Administrative Associate Sr.

Graduate Conducting Associates
Tonya Mitchell
Allison Cockshaw
Steven Smyth

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
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KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
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