Associate Director of Bands + Interim Dir. of Woodwind Studies
Dr. Jermie Arnold was appointed to the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach as the Associate Director of Bands in the fall of 2012. Dr. Arnold is the principal conductor of the Symphonic and Concert Bands and teaches courses in conducting and music education. He also serves as the Interim Director of Woodwind studies and, in 2014, he received the Most Inspirational Professor Award from the CSULB Alumni Association. Dr. Arnold is the founder and coordinator of the Bob Cole Honors Festival and the Pacific Coast Regional Concert Band Festival sponsored by Music For All.
Dr. Arnold has presented at the National CBDNA Conference, UMEA, OMEA and CASMEC, and is published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Band Research. He conducted the Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony at the 5th International Wind Band Conference in Seoul, Korea, the American Band Masters Association National Conference, the Northwestern/Western CBDNA Regional Conference, and at the University of Hertfordshire Music Festival in London, England. He also conducted the First Trumpeters concert at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in 2016, where he collaborated with principal trumpet players from across the globe including Tom Hooten, Justin Bartels, Andrea Giuffro and Kazuaki Kikumoto.
Dr. Arnold completed his DMA in 2014 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where his primary mentors were Mark Camphouse, Anthony Maiello, and Dennis Layendecker. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Dr. Arnold’s public-school teaching experience includes 7 years as Director of Bands at American Fork Jr. High School in American Fork, Utah. His ensembles performed at the National MENC Conference, the Inaugural Music for All National Middle School Festival, and the Utah Music Educators Conference. The UMEA recognized him twice, first with the Superior Accomplishment Award in 2006 and second with the Outstanding Junior High-Middle School Music Educator Award in 2008. Dr. Arnold also served as the Assistant Director of Bands at American Fork High School, participating in performances at the National Concert Band Festival, the Presidential Inaugural Parade, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
He has been a guest conductor in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Utah, 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.