Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman is the Director of Bands at the University of Hawaii. He conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches courses in conducting and wind literature, and oversees the entire UH Bands program. In the first years under his direction, the UH Bands have embarked on an ambitious program of programming, commissioning, touring, and professional development, including collaborations with a series of guest artists, the development of a new chamber winds program, the UH Conducting Workshop, and a composer residency program, with the goal of developing the UH Bands into a national- and international-profile band program. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Boeckman served for five years as the Director of Bands & Orchestra at California State University-San Bernardino. Dr. Boeckman was also the founder and musical director of the Inland Empire Youth Wind Symphony, a performing ensemble of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties most talented high school musicians. Dr. Boeckman also served on the faculties of both Texas A&M University-Commerce and Roanoke College in Virginia.
Dr. Boeckman has twice served as conductor with Chamber Music Hawaii, and also serves as Associate Conductor for the San Diego Winds, a professional wind band in San Diego, CA. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician across the country, and as a guest conductor of honor ensembles in several states, including the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic Symphony Orchestra. Ensembles under his direction have performed at such venues as the California, Hawaii, and Texas MEA Conferences and in locations throughout North America and Europe. His scholarly work has been presented at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) International Conference, College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference, and the California & Hawaii Music Educators Association State Conferences, and has been published in the Journal of Band Research. His book A Counterpoint of Characters: the Music of Michael Colgrass was recently published by VDM Verlag.
Dr. Boeckman holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Arizona, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal conducting teachers include Michael Senturia, Gregg Hanson and James Smith.