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Alumnus Dennis A. Hawkins Jr. Named Interim Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno

July 3, 2017
Dennis A. Hawkins Jr. (DMA, 2017, wind conducting, student of Craig Kirchhoff, Jerry Luckhardt, and Emily Threinen) has been named interim lecturer, associate director of bands/director of athletic bands at the University of Nevada, Reno.  At the University of Nevada, Dr. Hawkins will direct the Wolf Pack Marching Band and Symphonic Band, as well as teach other courses within their music department. 
Hawkins was also selected as one of six participates to attend The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" Conductors Workshop. Coaching with Professor Gary Hill of Arizona State University and Colonel Andrew Esch, the United States Army Band’s leader and commander, will culminate in a public concert on Thursday, July 13.