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Dr. Russell Teweleit

Dr. Russ Teweleit

Associate Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music Education

Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall N260
Email: rteweleit@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2863
Home Page: http://www.wtamu.edu/~rteweleit/

Professional Profile

Dr. Teweleit joined the WTAMU faculty in 1999.  Before coming to the University, Dr. Teweleit served as the associate director of bands (1991-1996) and then director of bands (1996-1999) at Canyon High School. During his tenure with the Canyon band program, Dr. Teweleit's bands consistently received superior ratings at contests and festivals. His bands also earned opportunities to compete in the Texas State Marching Contest and 4A Honor Band competition. 

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Teweleit serves as the coordinator of music education and associate director of bands.  His duties at WTAMU include directing the Buffalo Marching Band, conducting the Concert Band and directing the jazz ensembles. He also observes student teachers and teaches jazz improvisation. Dr. Teweleit serves as the faculty adviser for both Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Teweleit is active as a clinician for marching band, concert band, jazz band, and instrumental pedagogy. His research interests include the use of music technology in the classroom and historical research in music education.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Teweleit and his wife Tina have two children: Lindsay and Matthew. His hobbies include mountain biking, hacky sack, riding the air-chair water ski and performing as a freelance trumpet artist.