University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director of Bands
Head of the Division of Conducting and Ensembles
Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble
Serving since 1988 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, in addition to serving as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. 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, and as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds since 1993. Additionally, he serves as principal guest conductor of the Sensoku Gakuen College of Music Wind Ensemble in Kawasaki, Japan. In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works. A recipient of the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to music Award, he was the 2012 Texas Bandmaster of the Year and in 2015 received the Medal of Honor from the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is the 2017 Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster of the Year.
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 release with the UT Wind Ensemble on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CDs of the year. Their performance of Circus Maximus was released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos. In 2014, he led The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on a four-week tour around the world. Other major appearances with the UT Wind Ensemble include 1992 and 2008 European Tours, the 2007 Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley, in addition to two Carnegie Hall performances, seven TMEA Convention concerts, three ABA Convention performances and six CBDNA National Convention appearances.
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 12 Band Director’s Association, is a member of the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and is a 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 current season finds him conducting throughout the United States in addition to appearances in Japan, China, and Europe. Jerry Junkin is a Yamaha Master Educator.
Associate Professor of Practice
Associate Director of Bands
Director of the Longhorn Band
Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony
Scott Hanna is Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony, and Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas. A member of the Butler School of Music faculty since 1999, he teaches courses in conducting, literature and score study, 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 Editor of the College Band Directors National Association Report, and is Past President of the Big XII Band Directors Association. He is the arranger and editor of numerous works for winds, has served as the host of From the Butler School on KMFA radio, and authors program notes for a wide variety of performances, including recordings released by the Cavell Trio.
Dr. Hanna holds the Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, he taught in the public schools of New Braunfels and Austin, Texas. Dr. Hanna has been recognized for his campus work with the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to student life, the Texas Blazers Pillar Award for Spirit, and is a frequent guest speaker at campus and community functions. 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.
Associate Professor of Practice
Assistant Director of Bands
Music Director and Conductor of the New Music Ensemble & Symphony Band
Director of Longhorn Music Camp
Ryan Kelly is an Associate Professor of Practice in Conducting and the Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin. He conducts the New Music Ensemble and Symphony Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, and serves as Director of Longhorn Music Camp, overseeing the university’s summer music program hosting over 1,100 students annually from across the United States. He has previously served the Butler School of Music as Interim Director of Orchestras and as Associate Director of the Longhorn Band. Prior to joining the UT faculty, Dr. Kelly was the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Central Florida, where he served as Director of the Marching Knights, conducted the Symphonic Band, and taught courses in music education.
Dr. Kelly maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and arranger. He conducts regional and All-State honor bands throughout the United States, and in summers, teaches on the faculty of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project as part of the Mid-Europe Festival in Schladming, Austria. Dr. Kelly is an enthusiastic advocate for new music, and has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts and GRAMMY-nominated composer Adam Schoenberg to transcribe, premiere, and publish their music for wind ensemble.
A native of northern Virginia, Dr. Kelly received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Florida State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. Before teaching at the university level, he was a high school band director for seven years in Lakeland and Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Kelly has presented at the state music conferences of Texas, Florida, and Ohio, the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Athletic Band Symposium, and the CBDNA Biennial National Conference. He has published articles in Research Perspectives in Music Education, Florida Music Director, and Southwestern Musician.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Kelly curates and hosts a weekly radio show featuring performances from UT students and faculty on KMFA Classical 89.5, Austin’s classical radio station, where he is also the Saturday morning on-air host. He is a past chair of the social media committee for CBDNA, and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Music Educators Association. Currently, Dr. Kelly serves as Secretary for the Big 12 Band Directors Association. His professional affiliations additionally include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and BMI.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Associate Director of the Longhorn Band
Director of the Longhorn Pep Band
Joshua R. Gall serves as Associate Director of the Longhorn Band and Director of the Longhorn Pep Band at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Butler School of Music he also teaches academic courses in instrumental conducting and marching band methods. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Professor Gall served as a Doctoral Conducting Associate at The University of Florida.
Professor Gall previously taught in the public schools of Virginia and Florida where ensembles that he conducted were chosen for VMEA, FMEA and Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic performances. In addition to his work in the public schools, he has regularly designed for and taught some of the world’s finest marching ensembles. His extensive background in the marching arts has allowed him to work with the ten-time World Champion Cadets Drum Corps, Genesis Drum Corps, and the Bluecoats Drum Corps where he is currently on staff.
As an entrepreneur, Professor Gall actively contributes to the music industry as an owner of Ultimate Drill Book which supports programs such as The Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard, Carolina Crown, the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and over 500 other academic and professional programs around the world.
A native of central Virginia, Professor Gall received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Master of Music Degree from The University of Florida in Instrumental Conducting where his primary conducting teachers were Dr. Terry Austin, Professor Daniel Myssyk and Dr. David Waybright.
Professor Gall’s professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band
Assistant Director of the Longhorn Pep Band
Dr. Tiffany J. Galus has a comprehensive background in the arts as an educator, conductor, performer, and producer. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band and Associate Director of the Longhorn Pep Band at The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in undergraduate conducting and wind band literature. In 2019, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin as a student of Professor Jerry Junkin. A native of northern Indiana, Dr. Galus holds both a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University, where she studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Jeffrey D. Gershman, Eric M. Smedley, and Paul W. Popiel; as well as trombone with Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, and M. Dee Stewart.
Prior to her arrival in Austin, Dr. Galus was an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. During her time at Indiana, Tiffany served as the director for the Women’s Big Red Basketball Band, Crabb Band, and Volleyball Band; Assistant Director for the Men’s Big Red Basketball Band; as well as the manager for the IU Summer Music Clinic. Dr. Galus also assisted in teaching the undergraduate conducting courses and guest conducted Indiana’s three concert bands.
After the completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Galus served as the Director of Bands for the New Prairie United School Corporation. Under her direction, the program received consistent superior ratings at numerous band festivals, including two state titles in 2014. In 2013, Tiffany was a quarter-finalist for the first Music Educator Grammy Award.
As a producer and media creator, Tiffany established the UTWE Live! livestream series for The University of Texas Bands, which has currently reached over 400,000 views. She is also a co-founder and owner of Keep Making Music, a virtual performance company based out of Austin, TX.
Dr. Galus is also a freelance transcriber, editor, arranger, and composer, having written and designed for wind ensemble, marching band, pep band, chamber ensembles, and show choir. Recent projects include a critical edition of Michael Martin’s Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble (2018), an original brass choir work entitled Hail (2018), and her wind ensemble transcription of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto was premiered in 2019.
Dr. Galus is currently the Music Coordinator for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and previously was a member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps music staff. She holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, and she is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi.