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Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music

Christopher Brandt, DMA

Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music


BFA, Music Education, Music Performance, Leadership, University of Jamestown
MFA, Wind Band Conducting, Sam Houston State University
DMA, Wind Back Conducting, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Phone Number

Office: 641.784.5082


Shaw Center

Room Location

Shaw 173

Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Brandt directs the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble, and other Chamber Ensembles including the Saxophone Quartet. He teaches Applied Woodwinds, Music Theory, and various Music Education courses including Secondary Music Methods and Conducting. Brandt is interested in music because every civilization since the beginning of time has had some form of music, it transcends borders, generations, and ideology.  He believes that music speaks to the soul and draws people together.

As educators, we are bestowed with the awesome responsibility of molding the subsequent generation. This staggering undertaking must be done with great intention and care. First and foremost, students must be made to feel safe, welcome, and free to experiment and expand their knowledge and limitations.