- Assistant Longhorn Band Director, Assistant to the Director of Bands
Tiffany J. Galus currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band and Associate Director of the Longhorn Pep Band at The University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in undergraduate conducting and wind band literature and co-directs the University of Texas Symphony Band. She recently finished her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin as a student of Professor Jerry Junkin. A native of northern Indiana, Dr. Galus holds both a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University, where she studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Jeffrey D. Gershman, Eric M. Smedley, and Paul W. Popiel; as well as trombone with Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, and M. Dee Stewart.
Prior to her arrival in Austin, Dr. Galus was an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. During her time at Indiana, she served as the director for the Women’s Big Red Basketball Band, Crabb Band, and Volleyball Band; Assistant Director for the Men’s Big Red Basketball Band; as well as the manager for the IU Summer Music Clinic. Dr. Galus also assisted in teaching the undergraduate conducting courses and guest conducted Indiana’s three concert bands.
After the completion of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Galus served as the Director of Bands for the New Prairie United School Corporation. Under her direction, the program received consistent superior ratings at numerous band festivals, including two state titles in 2014. In 2013, she was a quarter-finalist for the first Music Educator Grammy Award.
Dr. Galus is also a freelance transcriber, editor, arranger, and composer, having written and designed for wind ensemble, marching band, pep band, chamber ensembles, and show choir. Recent projects include a critical edition of Michael Martin’s Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble (2018), an original brass choir work entitled Hail (2018), and her wind ensemble transcription of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto was released in 2019.
Currently, Dr. Galus serves as the Operations Director of Ultimate Drill Book and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.