November 2, 2022
Effective January 1, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Marc Sosnowchik as the new Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Sosnowchik currently is a conductor, educator, arranger, and clinician based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He most recently served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Florida (USF), Assistant Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University (OSU), and Associate Conductor of the Florida Wind Band. His duties at USF and OSU included conducting the Symphonic and Concert Band, teaching courses in conducting and music education, directing the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, directing the OSU Spirit Band (pep band), and supervising teaching interns.
Dr. Sosnowchik maintains an active schedule as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator, drill designer, and arranger. He conducts honor bands throughout the U.S., and in the summer teaches at the World Youth and Adult Wind Orchestra Projects as part of the Mid-Europe Festival in Schladming, Austria.
Dr. Sosnowchik earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Alabama, and both his master’s and doctoral degrees in conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. Before teaching at the university level, Dr. Sosnowchik taught in the public schools of Alabama, during which time, he also served as conductor of the Tuscaloosa Winds and was a staff member for Music for All’s Bands of America festivals and symposia.