Band Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Camp
Director of Bands, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
D.M.A., Wind Conducting, University of Michigan; M.M., Wind Conducting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.S.M.E., Music Education, Duquesne University
Donald J. McKinney is Director of Bands and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He conducts the CU Wind Symphony, guides the graduate wind-conducting program, and oversees the university band program. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, Dr. McKinney was the Director of Wind Ensembles and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University. While teaching at LSU, the Wind Ensemble performed for the South Central Regional Music Conference and was invited to perform for the 2013 College Band Directors National Association Conference in Greensboro, NC. As a guest conductor, he has appeared with the Dallas Wind Symphony and is an active clinician and conductor for high school honor bands. His recording credits include projects with the Dallas Wind Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Band, North Texas Wind Symphony, Keystone Wind Ensemble, and the Duquesne University Wind Symphony.