LaToya A. Webb serves as Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting and Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses in instrumental conducting, wind band literature, and directs the Longhorn Band (marching and concert) and Longhorn Pep Band. Before joining the UT faculty, Dr. Webb served as an instructor of wind conducting at Auburn and Grambling State universities.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Webb served as a music director and events coordinator for D.C. Public Charter Schools and as a band director for Richmond, VA Public Schools. Dr. Webb holds degrees from Norfolk State University, George Mason University, and Auburn University. She currently serves as the Tau Beta Sigma National Vice President for Professional Relations.
A versatile educator and conductor, Dr. Webb is an active researcher and presenter appearing at state, national, and international conferences. She is published in the Music Educators Journal and the Teaching Music Magazine. Dr. Webb was a conducting recipient of the 2017 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Mike Moss Diversity Fellowship and a conducting masterclass participant at the 2018 CBDNA/National Band Association Southern Division Conference. Dr. Webb has the distinct honor of being a conducting fellow in the 2019 U.S. Army Band Conductors' Workshop and the 2019 Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute.
As a passionate advocate for improving educational opportunities through diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Webb is the Special Projects Manager for United Sound, Inc. She also maintains the William P. Foster Project website and serves on the Southwestern Division Committee. Dr. Webb is Co-founder of I See You: Affirming Representation in Music, an organization aimed to affirm Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in all fields of music.
Dr. Webb's professional affiliations include the College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, Women Band Directors International, Tau Beta Sigma, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Longhorn Pep Band
Webb, L. A. (2021, August). Encouraging minoritized communities to pursue graduate music degrees. Teaching Music, 29(1), 52-56.
Webb, L. A. (2021, January). Empowering female conductors. Teaching Music, 28(3), 50-53.
Webb, L. A. (2018, September 7). [Review of the book Camp Granada: A music camp curriculum, by E. Branscome]. Music Educators Journal, 105(1), 7-8.
Webb, L. A. (Host). (2021, February 1). Empowering Female Conductors [Audio podcast].
Webb, L., & Lake, W. (2021, December 15). Affirming and Supporting Minoritized Students in Tangible, Actionable Ways. Session will be presented at the 2021 Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago, IL.
Webb, L. & Lake, W. (2021, October 9). Let’s Go There: Courageous Conversations on Race in Music Education. Session will be presented at the 2021 College Music Society National Conference, Rochester, NY.
Webb, L., Powell, A., Dick, D., Colquhoun, S., & Barry, N., (2021, October 8). The Courage to Change: Building Relationships to Support Diversity and Equity in Music Education. Session will be presented at the 2021 College Music Society National Conference, Rochester, NY.
Webb, L. A., Lake, W., & Eng, E. (2021, July 14). Project Access: Lift Music Fund & I See You. Session presented at the 2021 Maryland Music Educators Association July Virtual Conference.
Webb, L., Kempfer, B., & Lake, W. (2021, February 27). Building the Bridge that You Walk On: A Real Conversation about Bias, Cultural Responsive Pedagogy, and Music Education. Session presented virtually at the 2020 National Association for Music Education National Virtual Conference.
Conference Poster Sessions:
Baumanis, J., Farmer, D., & Webb, L. (2021, July 8). Collegiate Band Directors: Gender, Rank, Title. Poster presented at the 2021 Women Band Directors International Summer Virtual Conference.
Baumanis, J., Farmer, D., & Webb, L. (2021, May 1). Collegiate Band Directors: Gender, Rank, Title. Poster presented at the 2021 Illinois Music Educators Association Virtual Research Colloquium.
Webb, L. A. (2020, October 16). Pilot Study: A Survey of Conducting Feedback Methods. Poster presented at the 2020 College Music Society National Virtual Conference.
Webb, L. A. (2020, January 17). Many Can See but Cannot Reach the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of
Female Conductors. Poster presented at the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Montgomery, AL.
Webb, L. A. (2019, January 18). Developing Successful Conductors: A Survey of Feedback Methods for Undergraduate Instrumental Conducting. Poster presented at the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Birmingham, AL.
Auburn graduate teaching assistant becomes first African American female chosen for U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop
Richmond Times Dispatch
Former Armstrong High band director, chosen for U.S. Army Band conducting workshop, is grateful for her Richmond roots