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Past Guest Conductors


  • 2004
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Conductor, Music Director, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Adrian , Michigan
    • Chorale
      • Raphael Bundage
        Director of Choral Activities, Middle Tennessee State University
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Joseph Hermann
        Director of Bands, Tennessee Technological University
  • 2003
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Conductor, Music Director, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Adrian , Michigan
    • Chorale
      • Raphael Bundage
        Director of Choral Activities, Middle Tennessee State University
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Gary Schallert
        Band Director, Middle Tennessee State University
  • 2002 GSFTA not in session
  • 2001
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Music DirectorBryan Symphony Orchestra, Tennessee Technological University Orchestra, Cookeville , Tennessee
    • Chorale
      • Raphael Bundage
        Director of Choral Activities, Middle Tennessee State University
    • Wind Ensemble
      • David Conn
        Conductor, Associate Director of Wind Ensembles, and Senior Lecturer Cornell University , Ithaca , New York
  • 2000
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Music Director Bryan Symphony Orchestra Tennessee Technological University Orchestra, Cookeville , TN
    • Chorale
      • James Ramsey
        Professor, Westminster College , Wilmington , PA
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Mark Camphouse
        Professor Radford University
  • 1999
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Music Director, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Cookeville, TN;
        Conductor, Tennessee Technological University Orchestra
    • Chorale
      • Angela Tipps
        Assistant Professor of Choral Music, MTSU, TN
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Stephen Rhodes
        Professor of Music and Director of Bands, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN;
        Nashville Wind Ensemble
  • 1998
    • Orchestra
      • John Dodson
        Music Director, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Cookeville, TN;
        Conductor, Tennessee Technological University Orchestra
    • Chorale
      • Scott Tucker
        Director of Choral Music at Cornell University;
        Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club;
        Cornell Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Sage Chapel Choir
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Stephen Rhodes
        Professor of Music and Director of Bands, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN;
        Nashville Wind Ensemble
  • 1997
    • Orchestra
      • Claire Fox Hilliard
        Music Director and Conductor, Meridian Symphony Orchestra;
        Music Director and Conductor, Albany Symphony Orchestra;
        Artistic Director, OPERAlbany
    • Chorale
      • Raphael Bundage
        Middle Tennessee State University
        Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Nashville Opera Association
    • Wind Ensemble
      • John L. Whitwell
        Director of Bands
        Professor of Music and Chair,
        Conducting Area at Michigan State University
        Conductor, Wind Symphony and directs graduate degree program in Wind Conducting
  • 1996
    • Orchestra
      • Sandra Dackow
        Music Director, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
        Music Director, Hershey Symphony Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Frank Duby
        Director of Bands, Southeastern Louisiana University
    • Chorale
      • Scott Tucker
        Director, Choral Music at Cornell University
        Ithaca, New York
  • 1995
    • Orchestra
      • John Ross
        Music Director, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Hickory, North Carolina
    • Chorale
      • Gerre Hancock
        Director and Organist, St. Thomas Cathedral
        New York City
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Robert Foster
        Director of Bands
        University of Kansas
  • 1994
    • Orchestra
      • Karen Lynn Deal
        Assistant Conductor, Nashville Symphony Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • James Peitz
        Assistant Conductor, Greater Buffalo Opera Company
        Director, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, State University of New York
        Buffalo, New York
    • Chorale
      • Rene Clausen
        Conductor, Concordia Choir
        Morehead, Minnesota
  • 1993
    • Orchestra
      • Dwight Gustafson
        Dean, School of Fine Arts, Bob Jones University
    • Wind Ensemble
      • John Zdechlik
        Chair, Department of Music, Lakewood Community College
    • Chorale
      • Sandra Willefts
        Director or Choral Activities, University of Alabama
  • 1992
    • Orchestra
      • Marvin J. Rabin
        Conductor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Edward S. Lisk
        Composer/Arranger/Author/Consultant, Owsego, N.Y.
    • Chorale
      • Paul Salamunovich
        Music Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • 1991
    • Orchestra
      • Dean Angeles
        Professor of Music, Loyola University
    • Wind Ensemble
      • James Curnow
        Composer/Arranger, Jenson Publications Corporation
    • Chorale
      • Ronald Shirey
        Choral Director, Texas Christian University
  • 1990
    • Orchestra
      • John Ross
        Director and Conductor, Kingsport Symphony Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • James Keene
        Director of Bands, University of Illinois
    • Chorale
      • William Gorham
        Choral Director, East Texas State University
  • 1989
    • Orchestra
      • Kirk Trevor
        Music Director, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Kenneth Bloomquist
        Director, Michigan State University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
    • Chorale
      • B.R. Henson
        Professor of Music, Sam Houston State University
  • 1988
    • Orchestra
      • Kenneth Schermerhorn
        Conductor, Nashville Symphony Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • W. Francis McBeth
        Professor of Music, Ouachita University
    • Chorale
      • Weston Noble
        Director of Music Activities, Luther College
  • 1987
    • Orchestra
      • Ronald Braunstein
        Conductor, Juilliard Youth Orchestra
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Alfred Reed
        Conductor, University of Miami Symphonic Wind Ensemble
    • Chorale
      • Donald Neuen
        Director of Choral Activities, Eastman School of Music
  • 1986
    • Orchestra

      • David Effron
        Conductor of Orchestras, Eastman School of Music
    • Wind Ensemble

      • W.J. Julian
        Director of Bands, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • Chorale

      • Roger Wagner
        Conductor Emeritus of Choral Music, UCLA
  • 1985
    • Orchestra
      • Kenneth Schermerhorn
        Conductor, Nashville Symphony Orchestra