Hunter Kopczynski – Graduate Assistant

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Hunter Kopczynski is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University as a student of Dr. Kevin Sedatole. At MSU, he is active in all aspects of the band and wind conducting programs in the College of Music. Additionally, he serves as a Leadership Development Fellow in the Graduate School. Immediately prior to starting the DMA, he completed a Master of Music degree in wind conducting at MSU.

Previous to graduate study, Kopczynski taught middle school and high school band in the public schools of Virginia, most recently serving as Director of Bands at Warhill High School in Williamsburg. Bands under his direction were recognized for their performances in both marching and concert venues and were designated with Virginia Honor Band distinction. Kopczynski graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Music and a Master of Arts degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. At Virginia Tech, he studied with Dr. Allen Bachelder and Dr. John Adler (trumpet) and David McKee and Dr. Travis J. Cross (conducting).