Mike Lebrias

Mike Lebrias (he/him) is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin where he studies with Professor Jerry Junkin and serves as an assistant instructor for the UT Bands. His responsibilities at UT include co-teaching undergraduate conducting, serving as an assistant conductor for the concert bands, and a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band. Mike has worked with various high schools & middle schools in the Austin and Tampa areas throughout his career. He has made conducting appearances with all-district & region bands, professional bands, and British-style brass bands alike. In 2022, he had the great honor of being named a fellow at the Midwest Clinic’s Reynolds Conducting Institute. Mike is also active in the transcription and arrangement realm, where he has transcribed multiple works for winds, most notably Orbital (originally for percussion quartet and orchestra) by John Psathas – in addition to a large body of arrangement work for collegiate and high school marching bands. Recently, Mike has taken up content creation and maintains a steady presence on social media platforms. He aims to provide educational music and conducting content to his viewers, with hopes to help bring the Wind Band art form into the mainstream. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Music Education (‘15) and Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting (‘21) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL under the mentorship of Jay Hunsberger, Dr. Matthew McCutchen, Dr. Marc Sosnowchik, and Dr. William Wiedrich.

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