Associate Director of Bands
Jermie Arnold was appointed to the Cole Conservatory as the Associate Director of Bands in the fall of 2012. Professor Arnold is the principal conductor of the Symphonic and Concert Bands, teaches conducting courses, and assists in the supervision of student teachers.
Professor Arnold received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from Brigham Young University, Provo Utah. As an undergraduate he was honored with the Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship for music educators. Professor Arnold is currently completing his Doctorate from George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia where his primary mentors are Mark Camphouse, Anthony Maiello, and Dennis Layendecker.
Professor Arnold's public school teaching experience includes eight years as Director of Bands at American Fork Junior High School in American Fork Utah. During his tenure at American Fork, the program grew from 300 to over 450 students in four concert bands, and three jazz bands. His ensembles received superior ratings at festivals throughout Utah each year, and the Wind Ensemble performed at the National Music Educators Conference, the Inaugural Music for All National Middle School Festival and the Utah Music Educators Conference. His jazz bands were recognized as among the outstanding junior high jazz bands in the state of Utah. The Utah Music Educators Conference recognized Professor Arnold twice, first with the Superior Accomplishment Award in 2006 and second with the Outstanding Junior High-Middle School Music Educator Award in 2008.
While in Utah Professor Arnold also served as the Assistant Director of Bands at American Fork High School, with responsibilities over the Brass and Visual aspects of the nationally recognized marching band. While he was Asst. Director of the Marching Band, countless Region and State competitions were won, in addition to performances at the Presidential Inaugural Parade, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and an invitation to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Professor Arnold is co-founder and emeritus Associate Conductor of the Wasatch Winds Symphonic Band, an adult community band of over 70 members. He has presented at numerous conferences across the country and been a guest conductor in New York, Hawaii, Utah, Idaho and Virginia. He has served as adjudicator at marching and concert band contests throughout the United States. He and his wife, Amber, enjoy their children Jacob, Kyle, and Bethany.