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Meet Jeffrey de Seriere

Jeff de Seriere is in his second year of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Band Conducting studying under Dr. Mallory Thompson. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, he was the founding director of the Instrumental Music Conservatory at the California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley. Before establishing the program at CSArts-SGV he led the nationally recognized Frederick Fennell Wind Studies Program at the Orange County School of the Arts and taught the marching band and wind bands at Mayfair High School. In 2021, he was recognized by the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association with the “Rising Star” award for his work as an educator, clinician, and adjudicator. Outside of his career in education, Jeff has also served as the Music Director of the Catalyst Wind Collective, Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, and True Brass Choir. In 2016, True Brass Choir was selected to perform at the California All-State Music Education Conference in San Jose, CA. In 2015, he was a guest conductor with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education and a Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach where he studied conducting with John Alan Carnahan and saxophone with James Barrera.

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