On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 the Floydada Band Hall was honored to host one of the most distinguished small college band directors in the country, Mr. Dustin Seifert. Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University, Seifert led the Wind Symphony in a passionate clinic. We worked together on not only being better musicians, but on being better humans. It was fun, educational, and inspiring, and we hope the students are invigorated as we prepare to attend UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation this Thursday, March 12 in Sundown, TX. Goooooooo Whirlwinds!
Dustin D. Seifert, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, is Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). Mr. Seifert received the B.M.Ed., summa cum laude, from The University of Akron and the M.M.Ed. with an emphasis in instrumental conducting from the University of Illinois where he was the recipient of the Guy M. Duker Award. His mentors include Richard L. Cass, Michael R. Golemo, Robert D. Jorgensen, Tucker R. Jolly, James F. Keene, Gary E. Smith, Mark E. Moore, and Deborah A. Confredo.
In addition to his administrative duties as Chair of the Department of Music, Mr. Seifert is also responsible for the operation and organization of a comprehensive undergraduate instrumental program. Dustin conducts the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Greyhound Sound Marching Band, and teaches applied euphonium and tuba. Mr. Seifert leads courses in low brass teaching techniques, techniques of marching band, band and wind ensemble history and repertoire, secondary instrumental methods, and beginning and advanced conducting. The ENMU Bands offer several important outreach events annually including the Green and Silver Classic Marching Band Festival, Hound For A Day marching band immersion event for high school students, and the ENMU Band Director Workshop – “The New Mexico Thing”.
Widely honored as a Music Educator and conductor, Mr. Seifert received the “Spirit of Eastern Award” in 2004 acknowledging outstanding contributions, dedication and loyalty to ENMU over a sustained period. He was the 2005 recipient of ENMU’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dustin has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in Music Education by The University of Akron School of Music and as Music Educator of the Year by the New Mexico Music Educators Association.
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