Mr. Nils Landsberg is the Associate Director of Instrumental Studies and an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He conducts the UMHB Wind Ensemble and is director of the UMHB Jazz Ensemble and the Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band. In addition to his ensemble duties, Mr. Landsberg teaches courses in Instrumental Conducting and Wind and Orchestral Literature.
The UMHB Bands, under Mr. Landsberg's leadership, have performed locally, nationally, and internationally. The UMHB Wind Ensemble will be embarking on its first international tour in March of 2018. The UMHB Jazz Ensemble has visited China on two occassions and has performed in Guilin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Suzhou, and Shanghai.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Mr. Landsberg served as a Graduate Assistant for the Oklahoma State University band program, where he conducted the University Brass Ensemble, guest conducted the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, and served as a drill designer, arranger, and instructor for the Cowboy Marching Band and the Oklahoma State University Spirit Band.
Mr. Landsberg has studied conducting with Dr. Joseph Missal, Dr. D. Brad Snow, Dr. Paul Popiel, and Dr. Douglas Nimmo. He has conducted for Craig Kirchoff, Steven Davis, Danny Schmidt, Jack Stamp, Michael Colgrass, and Bud Beyer at various conducting seminars and symposia. Mr. Landsberg holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Landsberg taught in the public schools of Minnesota for five years. During his tenure at Brooklyn Center High School and Mora High School, his ensembles consistently received superior ratings at regional and state contests. Many of Mr. Landsberg’s students were selected to perform with various honor groups throughout the state, including the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s All-State Ensembles.
Mr. Landsberg is active as a drill designer, clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, and he is an honorary member of the Mu Lambda chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.