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Dr. Fred David Romines

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Conn Selmer Educational Clinician

Fred David Romines, D.M.A. is Director of Bands and Co-Chair for the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department at Marywood University. His responsibilities include helping oversee departmental operations and serving as artistic director for the Marywood University Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony and the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble. His academic responsibilities include undergraduate conducting courses, instrumental methods classes, and student teacher supervision.


During a 42-year professional career, Romines has directed bands from public and private schools, community groups, collegiate ensembles, military, and professional organizations. He has guest conducted throughout the United States (36 states) and in Canada, Italy, South Korea, Germany and China. He has served as guest artist in residence at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China, Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, China, and Sang Myung University in Seoul, Korea. Pulitzer Prize winning American composer, Joseph Schwanter has described his work as “Insightful and Engaging”.


Romines has twice received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence Award for contributions to the wind band profession and in 2014, Romines was awarded the Marywood University Distinguished Faculty Award for Distinction in Discipline. He is a former member of the editorial board of the Music Educators Journal and serves the John Philip Sousa Foundation as a member of the Sudler Award Committee. Since 2017, Romines has been an educational clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc. In this capacity, he travels the country working with bands, band directors, and school administrators toward improvement of band programs.


Romines earned Bachelor and Master of Music diplomas in Music Education from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting and Conducting Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied conducting with Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo. Romines has received additional conducting instruction from Richard Blatti, Ray Cramer, Tom Lee, Allan McMurray, and Steven Pratt.


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