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2014 High School Division Faculty


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Jeremy Kondrat, Wind EnsembleJeremy Kondrat, Wind Ensemble
Director of Bands, Co-Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, Plano Senior High School, Plano, TX

Jeremy Kondrat is currently serving his thirteenth year as the Director of Bands, Co-Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, and Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas.  He previously served as the Associate Director of Bands at Plano Senior High School during the 1998-2000 school years.   He also served one year positions as Director of Bands at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas and Associate Director of Bands at Cudahy High School in Cudahy, Wisconsin. 

The Plano Senior High School Wind Ensemble was awarded the National Wind Band Honor Award in 2009 under Mr. Kondrat’s direction.  He has co-conducted the Plano SHS Symphony Orchestra at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2007, 2009, and 2012 and at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2003.  The Plano SHS Jazz Ensemble directed by Mr. Kondrat was invited to perform at Lincoln Center at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Festival and Competition in 2005 and 2010. 

Mr. Kondrat received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and trombone performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.  He also earned a Master of Music degree in trombone performance from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.  Mr. Kondrat has conducted the Imperial Brass in Dallas, Texas from 2011 to the present.  He has served as a substitute trombonist with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Galen Jeter Jazz Orchestra.  Mr. Kondrat remains a freelance conductor and trombonist in the classical and jazz idioms.

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