William Kinne is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Southern Maine, where he conducts the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. Dr. Kinne also teaches undergraduate courses on conducting and music education and leads the graduate program in wind conducting. Before his appointment at USM, Dr. Kinne was the Associate Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Kinne’s career as a music educator spans a decade of teaching instrumental music. Ensembles under his direction have earned praise for cross-disciplinary performances and have earned superior ratings at state festivals.
Dr. Kinne is a founding member of the Colorado New Music Ensemble and former Conductor of the Boulder Concert Band. He is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and has worked with university and high school bands from Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.
Dr. Kinne holds degrees from The University of New Hampshire, The University of Michigan, and The University of Colorado Boulder. His primary conducting teachers are Allan McMurray, Donald McKinney, Michael Haithcock, and Andrew Boysen. Dr. Kinne is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and The National Association for Music Education and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.
Dr. Peter Martin-Conductor Emeritus of Casco Bay Wind Symphony
Peter Martin is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Southern Maine and Conductor Emeritus of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. As a proponent of community bands, he is the Founder and Past Conductor of the Central Kentucky Concert Band, and appeared as a guest-conductor on their 40th Anniversary Concert. In Maine, Dr. Martin has been the Conductor and Music Director of the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, an adult community band for over 20 years. As a university conductor, he has been a member of the New England College Band Association where held the offices of President, Vice-President, and Past-President. A native of Bensenville, Illinois, he holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from Northern Illinois University, the Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University, and the Ph.D. Degree from Northwestern University.
Dr. Martin’s conducting schedule has included performances in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In London he appeared at the Barbican Centre and St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Venice at St. Marks Square; in Innsbruch at the Olympic site; at the Piazza Riforma in Lugano, Switzerland; and roadside at the Tour de France. In the U.S. he has conducted in over 30 states, from coast to coast, and from North to South. He is a resident of Hollis Center, Maine and Jupiter, Florida.
Peter Martin is a published author in the United States and in England, has edited and arranged compositions for wind band, and appears in Who's Who in America and the International Who's Who in Music. He has been cited for excellence as a distinguished educator and was selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and is the recipient of a University of Southern Maine Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award. His teaching evaluations at USM rank among the highest in the University. Dr. Martin is an awarded member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.