Langston Hemenway, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Instrumental Studies Music, Music Education

At Jewell Dr. Hemenway conducts the Symphonic Band, directs the Jazz Band, teaches conducting and instrumental technique classes, supervises music education students and administrates the instrumental division of the music department.

Dr. Hemenway is an active conductor, adjudicator and clinician, regularly working with community and school bands from a wide array of experience levels. Prior to his position at Jewell, he served on the music faculty at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., and also taught for seven years as a public school band director in Texas and Kansas, working with distinguished high school programs in the Houston and Wichita areas. He has worked with numerous distinguished composers including Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Kristin Kuster, Steven Bryant, Joel Puckett, Carter Pann and Roshanne Etezady. Dr. Hemenway’s professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Music Educator’s Associations of Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. He holds membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Dr. Hemenway is published by GIA Music.


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