Jerianne Larson

Jerianne Larson


Jerianne Larson serves as Director of Bands at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she conducts the Wind Orchestra and teaches courses in conducting as well as the repertoire of the wind band.

Prior to this appointment, Larson served as a graduate teaching fellow for the Wind Studies department at The University of North Texas where she conducted the Concert Band, guest conducted the North Texas Wind Symphony, the North Texas Wind Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Ensemble, assisted with the Green Brigade Marching Band, and taught courses in conducting. She also served as the graduate conducting studio coordinator and Wind Studies librarian. During this time, she was also involved with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra as rehearsal assistant.

Larson is an active guest conductor and clinician and holds professional memberships in a variety of music organizations at the state, national, and international levels and has been invited to present at several conferences including the 2022 PMEA Conference and the 2023 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic where her presentation, "Empowering and Mentoring the Next Generation of Female Band Directors," discussed the everchanging music education landscape and the best ways to navigate mentoring the upcoming generation of band directors. She has also been featured on the podcast, Music Ed Insights, discussing similar topic materials.

A native of Pennsylvania, Larson is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in wind conducting from The University of North Texas, where she is ABD, and studied with Eugene Migliaro Coproron and Dr. Andrew Trachsel. She received a master of music degree in wind conducting from Messiah University, studying under Dr. Bradley Genevro, and a bachelor of music education degree from Westminster College where she studied with Dr. R. Tad. Greig. Larson served for nine years as a public high school band director in western Pennsylvania and her ensembles consistently earned Superior ratings at assessment and earned a special invitation to perform at the state capitol.

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