Guest Artist Masterclass: Brian O'Donnell, 2nd LT, United States Air Force Academy Band Flight Commander and Associate Conductor

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Free

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Brian O'Donnell
 
Brian O'Donnell,  2nd LT, United States Air Force Academy Band Flight Commander and Associate Conductor, will present a masterclass and clinic on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 12-1:20 pm in Music Room 1145. Mr. O'Donnell received a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composition from UC Santa Barbara in 2014, where he studied horn with Dr. Steven Gross, and music composition with Dr. Leslie Hogan and Dr. Jeremy Haladyna. 
 
2nd Lt Brian M. O’Donnell is the Flight Commander and Associate Conductor of the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Lieutenant O’Donnell assists in the organization and deployment of 56 Airmen Musicians who use music to honor those who have served in uniform, inspire patriotism and military service in fellow citizens, encourage troop morale, positively impact the global community, and recruit our nation’s best on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and its Academy. Prior to joining the Air Force, Lieutenant O’Donnell earned his MM in Orchestral Conducting from the California State University Sacramento with Leo Eylar and his BM in French Horn Performance and BA in Music Composition from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he studied horn with Dr. Steven Gross, and music composition with Dr. Leslie Hogan and Dr. Jeremy Haladyna. Concurrent with his studies in Sacramento, he worked as a freelance conductor and French horn player throughout Northern California conducting and performing with ensembles of the professional, university, and community levels. Lt O’Donnell received his commission in March of 2018 from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
 
EDUCATION
2014: Bachelor of Music ‐ French Horn Performance, University of California Santa Barbara
2014: Bachelor of Arts ‐ Music Composition, University of California Santa Barbara
2017: Master of Music ‐ Orchestral Conducting, California State University Sacramento
2018: Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
 
ASSIGNMENTS
Peterson AFB, Colorado March 2018–present
 
DECORATIONS
Air Force Training Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
 
Brian O'Donnell