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Brooke Humfeld appointed new Band Director at Miami

humfeld photoDr. Brooke Humfeld

The Department of Music welcomes Dr. Brooke Humfeld as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Athletic Bands at Miami University. In her position, Dr. Humfeld will oversee all aspects of the Athletic Band program, teach courses in the music education curriculum and will direct the Miami University Marching Band and Symphony Band.

Dr. Humfeld recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting at the University of Kansas. During this time, Humfeld served as a guest conductor for concert ensembles, a graduate teaching assistant for the Marching Jayhawks, and Director of the Women’s Volleyball Band. Additionally, she taught courses in instrumental music education and beginning and advanced conducting.
 
Prior to attending KU, Humfeld served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Drake University in Des Moines, IA and as Director of Athletic Bands and Instructor of Music at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She holds a Master of Music in Music Education and Conducting from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree, Humfeld served as the Director of Bands at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD.
 
Humfeld is an active guest conductor and adjudicator. She is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society.