Jeff Cleveland is currently pursuing a Master of Music and Human Learning degree at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band and Longhorn Pep Band. Mr. Cleveland is a native Texan with teaching and performing experience across the country. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he attended Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a minor in Italian Studies.
Mr. Cleveland is an alumnus of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. He played trumpet for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before aging out as drum major in 2009. He also marched with the corps in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Prior to moving to Austin, Mr. Cleveland was the Assistant Band Director for three years for Ingleside ISD in Ingleside, Texas. There he oversaw the junior high band program and assisted with the high school band. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, National Band Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Luke Gall is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Euphonium Performance at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as a Teaching Assistant for the University Bands. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with certification in performance from Pennsylvania State University.
Luke is currently an owner and operator of My Design Team, Inc., a marching arts design and education company based out of his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. This firm encompasses all of the work that he does as a teacher, guest director, composer, arranger, drill writer, program coordinator, and clinician for concert bands, marching bands, and indoor percussion ensembles throughout the United States. In 2010, Luke and his brother Joshua created and developed The Ultimate Drill Book – a new set of educational tools for marching band. Designed for both performers and teachers, The Ultimate Drill Book is now being used by dozens of schools and thousands of students annually. Ultimate Drill Book recently announced sponsorships with The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, and the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
Luke has performed with the Cadets, Crossmen, and Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, he has found success as a chamber musician and soloist. Recently, his euphonium quartet, FivE, advanced to the 2013 Fischoff International Chamber Music Quarterfinals – the first euphonium quartet ever to do so. Furthermore, Luke advanced to the national level of the 2014 MTNA National Young Artist Brass competition after winning both the state and the division competitions.
Luke’s professional affiliations include The International Tuba and Euphonium Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
Steven Knight is currently pursuing the doctor of musical arts degree in wind conducting at The University of Texas at Austin, where he studies with Professor Jerry Junkin and serves as an assistant instructor for the university bands. Prior to his time in Austin, he was on the faculty at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he spent one year as Interim Director of Bands after serving two years as Assistant Director of Bands. During his time at Henderson State, Mr. Knight conducted the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Chamber Winds, and Concert Band. He also directed the “Showband of Arkansas” marching band and the “Reddie Pep Band”, and taught courses in conducting, music education, and music theory.
Mr. Knight’s public school experience includes teaching at high schools in Odessa and Lubbock, Texas, and he has served as a concert band, marching band, and low brass clinician and adjudicator in Texas and Arkansas. Mr. Knight holds both a bachelor of music degree and a master of music degree from Texas Tech University, where he studied conducting with Dr. Sarah McKoin and trombone with Don Lucas. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the College Music Society.
Percussion Teaching Assistant
Andrew Lynge is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he is the instructor of the University of Texas ‘Longhorn’ Drumline, where his responsibilities include teaching and arranging. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Colorado State University. While at CSU he taught private percussion lessons to undergraduates, coached the Percussion Ensemble, and served as the instructor for the Colorado State University ‘Ram’ Drumline. Andrew has also earned degrees in both Music Education and Music Performance from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is currently a Front Ensemble Technician for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Andrew has also taught for numerous groups throughout the country including Tyler Junior College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Colorado State University, Duncanville High School, and Coppell High School.
Andrew was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 (DCI Champions-Fred E. Sanford High Percussion Award)-2009. He has been a soloist on many occasions with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble and the Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble. He has performed in solo and ensemble competitions at PASIC where he received first place with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble in the 2011 Small Ensemble Division. Andrew was a member Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Ensemble that presented a showcase concert at PASIC in 2010. He has also performed with the Texas A&M University-Commerce ‘Mane’ Attraction Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. Andrew was the President of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Percussion Club from 2007-2012.
Andrew is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and Phi Kappa Lambda.
Andrew has studied with Dr. Tom Burritt, Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, Dr. Brian Zator, Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick, and Shilo Stroman.
Anthony C. Marinello, III
Anthony C. Marinello, III is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at The University of Texas at Austin, where he previously served as Director of the Longhorn Pep Band, Assistant Director of the Longhorn Band, and Assistant to the Director of Bands. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Mr. Marinello served on the faculty of Virginia Tech as Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.
Mr. Marinello has previously taught in the public schools of Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas. Marinello received invitations to the National Band Association’s 2006 Young Conductor Mentor Project and 2008 International Conductors Symposium in Rome, Italy where he conducted La Banda dell’Esercito (Italian Army Band). In 2011, he received an invitation to the West Point Conducting Workshop where he conducted the West Point Band.
Mr. Marinello holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University and the Master of Music Degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Jason Missal is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to beginning studies at UT, Mr. Missal was Associate Director of Bands at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. At ACU, he led the Big Purple Marching Band, conducted the Concert Band, taught music education classes, supervised student teachers, and taught horn. He is an active clinician and adjudicator and an advocate of public school music. Prior to ACU, he taught in the public schools of Jenks, Oklahoma.
Mr. Missal holds a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Oklahoma State University. His principal conducting teachers have been Allan McMurray, Gary Lewis, and Joseph Missal. Mr. Missal’s professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the College Music Society. Mr. Missal comes to UT with his wife Maggie, an outstanding clarinetist, and his son Paul.
Corey Pompey serves as a doctoral student and graduate assistant within the Band and Wind Ensemble Conducting Program. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Pompey taught for seven years in the public schools of Alabama. Ensembles under his leadership have consistently received accolades for their strong performances. A native of Birmingham, AL, Mr. Pompey holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Alabama. While attending The University of Alabama, he served in a variety of musical, leadership, and educational roles some of which include Drum Major of the “Million Dollar Band,” Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Music, and Assistant Conductor of the renowned Alabama Wind Ensemble. Mr. Pompey studied conducting with Ken Ozzello and Gerald L. Welker before pursing doctoral studies in Texas with Professor Jerry Junkin. Mr. Pompey holds professional memberships in The National Association for Music Education, The National Band Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Lance Sample is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as a graduate assistant with the University Bands. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Sample taught for seven years in the public schools of Maryland.
A native of Pocomoke City, Maryland, Mr. Sample holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University. His principal conducting teachers include Lawrence Christensen, Don Wilcox and Richard Clary. He has professional affiliations with the National Association of Music Education and the Florida Music Educators Association.