Associate Professor, Wind Symphony Orchestration, University of Sydney
Prior to joining the University of Sydney in June 2014, Dr. John Lynch was previously the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at The University of Georgia where he guided all aspects of the band and graduate and wind conducting programs. Previous positions include those at the University of Kansas, Northwestern University, and Emory University. He has ten years of high school teaching experience in his native New York State where he was the national recipient of the Stanbury Award for outstanding teaching and conducting. Dr. Lynch holds degrees from Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, and CCM. He has conducted throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia including invited tours of China, Argentina and Europe, and has performed at the national conferences of CBDNA, ABA, MENC, The Midwest Clinic, and at GMEA, KMEA and Interlochen. Recent conducting engagements include the West Point Band, the Army Field Band, and the United States Marine Band. Dr. Lynch has held residencies at the Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria, Italy, the Conservatory in Vilnius, Lithuania, and the University of Costa Rica. He has three recordings on the Naxos label including the debut of the Wind Band Classics Series. His recordings have been broadcast throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, CBDNA, Phi Beta Mu, and WASBE, and is the recent recipient of The American Prize and UGA’s Creative Research Medal, and a Northwestern Fellow for Teaching Excellence.