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Professor of the Practice; Director of University Bands

Jeff FuchsJeffrey Fuchs (Professor of the Practice; Director of University Bands) joined the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August, 1995. Mr. Fuchs holds the Bachelor of Music Education (1983) and Master of Arts (1998) from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where he was a student of Dan Peterson and has completed further study at the University of Kansas where he studied with Robert Foster, Thomas Stidham, and James Barnes.

As Director of University Bands, Fuchs directs the Marching Tar Heels and the men’s Basketball Bands, conducts the UNC University Band, and is responsible for the administration of the entire UNC Band program, which includes three concert bands, the Marching Tar Heels, five Olympic Sports Pep Bands, two Basketball Bands and a variety of outreach programs. In addition to his responsibilities with the UNC Bands, he teaches in the Music Education curriculum and serves on a variety of University, Music Department and Athletic Department committees. He served a two-year term (2000-2001) as an elected delegate of the UNC Employee Forum and was active on the University Committee Assignments and Personnel Issues committees. In May 2002, he was selected as a recipient of a C. Knox Massey award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the University to recognize unusual, meritorious or superior contributions by UNC employees.

Prior to joining the faculty at UNC in August of 1995, Mr. Fuchs was Director of Bands at St. Charles West High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He has also served as the Assistant to the Director of Bands at the University of Kansas and Truman State University and the Director of Bands at Westran High School in Huntsville, Missouri. Mr. Fuchs is a past President of the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association and served as the conductor and musical director of the Village Band, a community band based in Chapel Hill, from 2000 to 2004. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Upsilon Phi), Kappa Kappa Psi, the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference and the North Carolina Music Educators Association and is active in the National Collegiate Marching and Athletic Band Symposium.

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  • Phone: 919-962-5695