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While at Furman University, Dr. Carmichael served as conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra for the Carolina Ballet. Additionally, he founded one of the region’s first professional wind groups-the Furman Civic Wind Ensemble, which produced two widely distributed and acclaimed compact discs. Phi Mu Alpha awarded Dr. Carmichael the prestigious Orpheus award in Spring 1993.

At Western Kentucky University, Dr. Carmichael formed several performance groups and achieved national prominence as a commissioner of over twelve major compositions for wind band.

He lead the WKU Wind Ensemble in performances at the 60th Anniversary Victory Celebration in Moscow, Russia, May 2005, as guests of the Russian Ministry of Culture. The performances at both the Moscow Conservatory and the Russian Officers Palace in St. Petersburg were highly acclaimed.

Dr. Carmichael belongs to numerous professional and honorary organizations, including the American Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, WASBE, CBDNA, KMEA, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Phi, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, ASBDA, Phi Beta Mu and the Conductors Guild. He has served as state chairman of both the South Carolina and Kentucky CBDNA chapters and as the Kentucky chairman of the National Band Association (1996 to 2007). He has also served on the national board of directors of both CBDNA and NBA. Presently, he is the immediate Past President of the Southern Division College Band Directors National Association. Dr. Carmichael is in constant demand as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician throughout the United States.

John C. Carmichael has been the director of bands at the University of South Florida since the Fall of 2007. Previously he served as the director of bands at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina and at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Dr. Carmichael studied with many recognized masters in the band world including: H. Robert Reynolds, Gunther Schuller, Morton Gould, Arthur Weisberg, Allan McMurray, James Tapia and Warren Benson. His principal conducting mentors were Dr. Manley Whitcomb and Dr. James Croft, both of whom were the Director of Bands at Florida State University. His collaborations on wind band accompaniments and performances of compositions with the composer present have received the critical praise of many notable artists.


John C. Carmichael, Conductor