Teaching Assistant in Wind Conducting

Mike Lebrias (he/him) is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin where he studies Wind Conducting with Professor Jerry Junkin and serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the UT Bands. 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 Dr. Matthew McCutchen, Dr. Marc. Sosnowchik, and Dr. William Wiedrich.

Prior to graduate study, Mike served as the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL from 2015-2019. Throughout his time in Tampa, Mike served as a staff member, leadership instructor, and low-brass clinician for various bay area summer music camps, local high schools and middle schools, and USF’s Festival of Winds. During his time at USF, he assisted with all aspects of the bands department - instructing and serving as a TA for undergraduate conducting and music education courses, designing drill & writing arrangements for the Herd of Thunder Athletic Bands, as well as assisting in rehearsing and conducting the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. In his time as an undergraduate student, he also served as a Drum Major for the Herd of Thunder Marching Band from 2012-2014. Mike has made guest conducting appearances with the Tampa Bay Brass Band, The Florida Wind Band, and the Bay Area Youth Winds.

His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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Campus location
MRH 2.404B

Ensembles

Ensembles
Wind Symphony Longhorn Band

Master of Music 
University of South Florida

Bachelor of Science 
University of South Florida