About Our Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey GershmanDr. Jeffrey Gershman

Dr. Jeffrey D. Gershman is currently the Associate Director of Bands and an Associate Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Dr. Gershman is conductor of the Symphonic Band and teaches classes in undergraduate music education and repertoire and graduate conducting. His past positions include serving as the Director of Instrumental Activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Co-Director of Instrumental Music at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York. Dr. Gershman holds two degrees from Indiana University, having received his Bachelor of Music Education with High Distinction as well as his Master of Music in Wind Conducting—the first such degree awarded by the Jacobs School of Music. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Gershman maintains an active conducting schedule, having led performances with both of Dallas’ professional wind ensembles, the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra as well as high school honor bands throughout the United States. He has presented lectures at many state and national conventions and is in high demand as adjudicator, having judged band festivals throughout the United States as well as in Singapore and Australia. In addition, Dr. Gershman has published articles on repertoire, programming, and score study which have been hailed as “groundbreaking.” As an arranger, his transcriptions of works by Frank Zappa and John Corigliano have received critical acclaim, with performances at Carnegie Hall as well as regional and national conventions.