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About Barry E. Kopetz

(1951– )

Barry E. Kopetz is Director of Bands at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he conducts the Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds. Other responsibilities include teaching courses in conducting, rehearsal techniques and arranging. He has held positions at the University of Utah, the University of Minnesota and Bowling Green State University, Ohio, as well as in the public schools of Ohio and South Carolina.

Kopetz received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio State University and holds a doctorate with distinction from the School of Music at Indiana University. He studied conducting with Frederick Fennell in Tokyo in 1989 and previous conducting teachers include the late Frederick Ebbs, Ray Cramer and Donald McGinnis.

As a composer and arranger, Kopetz has more than 50 published works to his credit. He is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States and Australia, and is a frequent contributor to Instrumentalist magazine with his analyses of works from the standard repertoire for band. In addition to his busy teaching and conducting schedule, Kopetz has recently been involved in orchestrating music for television and film. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1998.

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