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Dr. Brian St. John
Dr. Brian St. John

The 2015-2016 season is Brian St. John’s 22nd as a professional orchestra conductor. Prior to joining the faculty at WKU, Brian was at the University of Evansville as Director of Orchestras, where he led two orchestras and taught courses in conducting and composition. Additionally, Brian served as the Assistant Conductor for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director for the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Dr. St. John holds a bachelor’s degree in viola performance and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University.

Brian has composed and premiered eight fully-staged ballets. His 8th ballet, The Little Mermaid, was filmed by WNIN television in Evansville and broadcast over regional PBS stations in 2014.

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WKU Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1948.


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