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Meet Drew Eary

Drew Eary is in his first year of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Band Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin studying under Professor Jerry Junkin. Eary holds a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University where he studied with Dr. Jamie L. Nix. While at CSU, he guest conducted the Schwob Wind Ensemble and the Schwob Wind Orchestra. He also received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from The University of Arizona. Prior to beginning his MM, Eary was the first Director of Bands at Casteel High School (Arizona). Eary was named a Finalist for the 2021 American Prize in Conducting. He has presented at the annual Arizona Music Educators’ Association Conference and was named an ‘Educator to Watch’ by the Arizona Republic newspaper in 2018. He is an active clinician with the George Parks Drum Major Academy and a former board member with the Arizona Marching Band Association.

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