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.
Tiffany J. Galus is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studies with Professor Jerry Junkin and serves as a graduate assistant for the university bands. Ms. Galus holds both a Master of Music Degree and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University, where she studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Jeffrey D. Gershman, and Paul W. Popiel, studied trombone with Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, and M. Dee Stewart, and had the honor of serving as the drum major for the Marching Hundred.
Prior to her arrival in Austin, Ms. Galus was an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music from 2014 through 2016. During her time at Indiana, Tiffany served as the Director for the Women’s Basketball Band, Crabb Band, and Volleyball band, Manager for the IU Summer Music Clinic, and the Assistant Director for the Men’s Big Red Basketball Band. Ms. Galus also assisted in teaching the undergraduate conducting courses and guest conducted Indiana’s three concert bands.
After the successful completion of her undergraduate degree in 2011, Ms. Galus was appointed as the Director of Bands for the New Prairie United School Corporation in New Carlisle, Indiana. Under her direction, the program received consistent superior ratings at numerous band festivals, including two state titles in 2014. In 2013, Tiffany was a quarter-finalist for the first Music Educator Grammy Award.
Currently, Tiffany is on the brass educational staff for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education and she is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Pamornpan Komolpamorn, a native Thai, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also serves as a graduate assistant with the University Bands. She is also currently an instructor of conducting at the College of Music, Mahidol University (MU), Thailand, where she works as a director and conductor of the MU Symphony Orchestra, the MU Symphonic Band, the MU Concert Band, and the MU Brass Band. She also served as founding director and conductor of the Amass Chamber Ensemble (ACE) since 2010, performing various composers and periods from early to contemporary music.
Komolpamorn has appeared as a guest conductor with the Nuova Orchestra AdM, Udine, Italy in 2015 (and was invited again 2017), the Yala City Municipality Youth Orchestra since 2011, the Dr. Sax Chamber Orchestra, the Unity Symphony Orchestra, the Pesante String Chamber, the Bangkok Silpakorn Wind Orchestra as resident conductor from 2009 to 201, the Bangkok Youth Wind Orchestra, and the Thailand Philharmonic Pop Orchestra (2011 to 2014). She has conducted with soloists Steven Mead, Steve Rosse, Paul Luxenberg, Misa Mead.
In 2012, Komolpamorn worked as a producer and conductor on the Mahidol Symphonic Band release the CD recording on the title Winds of Salaya with the world premiere of Zurazak Ut-Za’s Of Faith & Reminiscences. She was also one of seven invited participants at the 2008 “Tomorrow Musical Leaders” conducting workshop with Mr. Bundit Ungrangsee.
Komolpamorn holds degrees in wind conducting and trumpet performance from the College of Music, Mahidol University. Her primary teachers are Christopher Hughes (conducting), and Joseph Bowman (trumpet).
Oni Lara is currently pursuing a DMA in Percussion Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where his responsibilities include teaching and arranging for the ‘Longhorn’ Drumline as well as teaching the ‘Longhorn’ Percussion Ensemble. Oni has earned a Master’s in Percussion Performance from UT-Austin where he studied with Dr. Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards. Notable performances in Austin include performances with SŌ Percussion, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble as a concerto soloist.
In May of 2014 he graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While at Texas State University, he received various awards and honors that included receiving 1st place with the Texas State Snare Ensemble at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, winning the Texas State Concerto Competition in 2012, and being a featured concerto soloist with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra. At Texas State, Oni studied percussion under Genaro Gonzalez, drumset with legendary jazz-drummer Butch Miles, and music education with Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt.
Oni performed and toured as a member of the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007-2011 and with the Phantom Regiment in 2012, earning a bronze metal at the Drum Corps International Finals competition. He also served as the snare tech for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps during the 2014 season and as the Percussion Caption Head for Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2015-2016 seasons. Oni has taught at numerous schools in Texas including Westlake High School, Dripping Springs High School, and Akins High School.
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.
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.