Jon Conrad

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Jon Conrad is Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas where he directs the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Waco Community Band, "Blue Crew" Basketball Band, and teaches Beginning Conducting. Mr. Conrad was previously a Conducting Associate at the University of Oklahoma where he guest conducted the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band and was part of the teaching staff for the "Pride of Oklahoma" Marching Band and "Sound of the Sooners" Pep Band.

Mr. Conrad is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Oklahoma with Dr. William Wakefield. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Wind Conducting from Washington State University. His conducting mentors include William Wakefield, Michael Hancock, Brian Britt, Brian Wolfe, Timothy Robblee, and Nicholas Wallin. He has conducted and directed ensembles that have performed at Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, the FedEx Orange Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, and on international tours of London, England and Paris, France. Mr. Conrad has worked as a clinician and judge for marching and concert events in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Conrad previously served as the Director of Bands at A.C. Davis High School in Yakima, Washington, where he doubled the band program after one year and developed a reputation of success on the concert stage and the marching field. In addition to his responsibilities at A.C. Davis, he served as Assistant Director for the Washington High School All-State Marching Band.

Professional affiliations include College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Community College Band Directors Association, and National Association for Music Education. He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

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