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Dr. Gary Sousa

Dr. Gary Sousa

Instrumental Adjudicator

Adjudication Dates

5/29 & 5/30

Dr. Gary Sousa is one of the most respected wind band conductors in the United States. Recently retired from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Sousa is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, and has conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Sousa holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Rhode Island, and both his master's and doctorate from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he studied with Craig Kirchhoff. He taught both middle school and high school band in Weston, Connecticut (1976-1980), was Associate Director of Bands at Baylor University (1982-1986), Director of Bands at Sam Houston State University (1988-1997) and Director of Bands at the University of Tennessee (1997-2016).