DR. KEVIN M. GERALDI is Associate Professor of Conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As Director of Orchestral Activities and Associate Director of Bands, he conducts the UNCG Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Casella Sinfonietta, and is associate conductor of the UNCG Wind Ensemble. In addition, he teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting, coordinates the Southeast Honors String Festival, is associate director of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, and co-directs the Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference. Previously, he taught at Lander University in Greenwood, SC, in the public schools of Westchester, IL, and served as assistant conductor of the Central Illinois and Michigan Youth Symphonies.
Dr. Geraldi appears regularly as a guest conductor and he maintains an active schedule as a clinician throughout the country. He has presented clinics at the North Carolina and South Carolina Music Educators Association Conferences, and at National and Southern Division CBDNA Conventions. With UNCG ensembles, he has performed in the Music Center at Strathmore, at the national CBDNA convention in Austin, TX, at the American Bandmasters Association convention in Norfolk, VA, twice at the NCMEA conference, and recorded several commercially available compact discs. A proponent of contemporary music and chamber music, he has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions and published articles in leading journals and other publications. His compact disc leading the Minerva Chamber Ensemble, featuring nonets by Johannes Brahms and Louise Farrenc, is available on the Centaur Records label.
Dr. Geraldi holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds and Michael Haithcock. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he studied conducting with Steven Eggleston. Additionally, he has studied conducting privately and in seminars with teachers including Gustav Meier, Kenneth Kiesler, Pierre Boulez, and Frederick Fennell. Dr. Geraldi is a recipient of the Thelma A. Robinson Award, presented biennially by the Conductors Guild and the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 2012, he was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is a member of the Conductors Guild, the College Orchestra Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota.