Dr. Robert Dunham, Director of Bands
Conductor, Wind Ensemble
Coordinator, Graduate Wind Conducting Program
Dr. Robert Dunham is Director of Bands at Georgia Southern University, where he coordinates the wind and percussion program, conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting, music education and literature courses.
Prior to his appointment at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Dunham served for five years as Music Department Chairman and ten years as Director of Instrumental Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Before moving to California in 1996, Dr. Dunham held positions as Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Northern Michigan University, Missouri Western State College, and taught instrumental music in the public schools of Wyoming and Utah.
Dr. Dunham received his DMA in instrumental conducting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Professor Gary Hill. He received the MM in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Wyoming, where he studied with Robert Mayse and Carlyle Weiss, and received the BM in trumpet performance, and BME in music education from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with Eugene Corporon, and William Pfund. Dr. Dunham has also had additional conducting training with Elizabeth A. H. Green, Larry Rachleff, and Nurhan Arman.
Collegiate ensembles under his direction have performed at regional CBDNA conventions, the California Music Educators convention, the Wyoming All State Music Educators Convention, Drum Corps International World Championships, National Football League half-time shows, and been invited to perform in China, Mexico, and England.
Between 1990 and 1996 Dr. Dunham served as a tenured trumpet player and the Assistant Conductor of two regional, professional orchestras – the St. Joseph Symphony Orchestra, and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. And, in 2003 he founded the Inland Southern California Chamber Players – a professional ensemble dedicated to the performance of chamber music composed since 1900.
As a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Dunham has traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He is the CBDNA Western/Northwestern representative to the New Music Commissioning Committee, Chairman of the Artistic Committee for the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and Past Vice President for Music Lists and a member of the Festival Adjudication Steering Committee for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association.
Dr. Derek Shapiro, Associate Director of Bands
Director, Southern Pride Marching Band
Conductor, Wind Symphony
Derek Shapiro serves as the Interim Associate Director of Bands and the Director of Athletic Bands overseeing the Southern Pride Marching Band and the Wind Symphony, as well as teaching marching band techniques.
He taught in the public schools of Orlando, FL for nine years where his experiences included middle school and high school bands. As director of the band program at Cypress Creek High School, his ensembles regularly earned accolades at the district and state levels and won the state marching band class 4A championship in 2007 and 2010 . In 2009 and 2011, the Cypress Creek bands received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award for Excellence, an award presented to bands performing at the highest level in all areas of the program, from the Florida Bandmasters Association. The Cypress Creek High School Wind Ensemble received invitations to perform at prestigious festivals such as the National Band and Orchestra Festival held in Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2009 and the Music for All National Festival held in Indianapolis, IN in 2011.
He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance with Steven D. Davis, received his Master of Music in conducting from the University of Michigan with Michael Haithcock, and received his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Keene State College.
Dr. Tim Kintzinger, Assistant Director of Bands
Associate Director, Southern Pride Marching Band
Conductor, University Band
Dr. Tim Kintzinger currently serves at the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of the Southern Pride Marching Band at Georgia Southern University. At Georgia Southern, Dr. Kintzinger directs the Net Squad Pep Band, the University Concert Band and assists in all aspects of the Southern Pride Marching Band. Dr. Kintzinger also teaches music appreciation.
Before teaching in this capacity at Georgia Southern, Dr. Kintzinger taught public school music in Bulloch County and taught as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Southern University.
Last updated: 2/9/2017