Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Dr. Brian Casey, Visiting Assistant Director of Bands


Born in Nebraska and raised in Delaware, Dr. Brian Casey is Visiting Assistant Director of Bands at Texas A&M University–Kingsville.  At TAMU-K, he conducts the Concert Band and University Band, teaches Basic Conducting, and co-teaches Conducting II and Advanced Music Concepts.

Previously, Casey was Director of Instrumental Activities at Houghton College in New York and held faculty positions at two-year colleges in the Kansas City area.  Casey holds the Doctor of Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Northern Colorado.  His dissertation treated funereal music styles historically, theoretically, and practically, in that it offered various, new transcriptions of landmark funeral pieces.  Casey also holds the B.A. degree in instrumental and choral music education from Harding University and the M.M. in wind conducting from the University of Delaware. 

Casey's principal conducting teachers have been Robert Streckfuss, Kenneth Singleton, Richard Mayne, and Russell Guyver.  He has also participated in conducting symposia with Allan McMurray, Stanley DeRusha, Gary Hill, Craig Kirchhoff, Eric Whitacre, John Lynch, Sarah McKoin, and Stephen Peterson. 

Dr. Casey has championed community music-making throughout his career, having conducted and/or played horn regularly with more than 20 community and semi-professional ensembles—including conductor or associate conductor roles with the Northern Colorado Concert Band, the Kansas City Brass Project, and the Kansas City Wind Symphony.  Casey has had instrumental compositions and transcriptions performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony Brass, the Heart of America Wind Symphony Brass, the Kansas City Brass Project, Offutt Air Force Base’s Winds of Freedom Quintet, the University Brass Choir and his own Foundation Brass at the University of Northern Colorado, Houghton College’s chamber, wind, and orchestral ensembles, and the Southern Tier (NY) Symphony.

Casey’s honors include membership in Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.  He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Contact Information

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Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2171
fax: (361) 593-2816
Personal Website: www.tamuk.edu/music

This page was last updated on: September 10, 2013