Dr. Richard Mayne
Professor of Music
Associate Director of Bands
Richard Mayne currently serves as Professor of Music/Associate Director of Bands and Director of the “Pride of the Rockies” Marching Band. Dr. Mayne is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, and elected to the National Band Association Executive Committee as 2nd Vice President.
Dr. Mayne is the conductor of the UNC Symphonic Band. This ensemble serves as the official ensemble for the annual UNC Conducting Symposium, which brings 75 music educators to campus each January. The Symphonic Band is featured annually on the CD recording of Grand Mesa Music Company.
Dr. Mayne has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor throughout the United States and Canada. He is also very busy in the state of Colorado as a clinician, mentor, and colleague to public school directors. He completed his Ph.D. in Music Education at The Ohio State University. He studied conducting with Craig Kirchhoff and Rick Blatti and was the conductor of the University Band for two years.
Dr. Mayne taught in Arizona at the high school level for eleven years, nine of those being at Dobson High School. He served as President of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, and played trombone in the Tempe Symphony for ten years. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education from Arizona State University, where he studied conducting with Richard Strange and Robert Fleming, and trombone with Gail Wilson.