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Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Bands

on sabbatical Fall 2017


Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman is the Director of Bands at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. He conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches courses in conducting and wind literature, and oversees the entire UH Bands program. In the first years under his direction, the UH Bands have embarked on an ambitious agenda of programming, commissioning, touring, and professional development, including collaborations with guest artists, the UH Conductors Workshop, and a composer residency program, all with the goal of developing the UH Bands into a national– and international-profile band program.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Boeckman held positions at California State University-San Bernardino (where he founded the Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony) and Texas A&M University-Commerce. He also directed the bands and orchestra program at Shasta High School in Northern California, and served as conductor the Redding Symphony Youth Orchestra and guest conductor for the Redding Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Boeckman has served as conductor with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Hawai‘i, and has guest conducted with both the O‘ahu Band Director Association and Central District Honor Groups. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician across the country, and as a guest conductor in several states, including the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego Winds. Ensembles under his direction have performed at such venues as the California, Hawai‘i, and Texas MEA Conferences and in locations throughout North America and Europe. His scholarly work has been presented at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) International Conference, College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference, and the California & Hawai‘i Music Educators Association State Conferences, and has been published in the Journal of Band Research. His book, A Counterpoint of Characters: the Music of Michael Colgrass, was published by VDM Verlag.

Dr. Boeckman holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Arizona, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal conducting teachers include Michael Senturia, Gregg Hanson, and James Smith.