University of Northern Colorado Professor Richard Mayne, who serves as associate director of bands in the School of Music, was awarded the Colorado Bandmasters Association's prestigious Hall of Fame Award for 2013 during the association's annual banquet in July.
Just one Colorado band director receives the annual award, which recognizes a stellar career as a band director/conductor and the recipient's contributions to furthering the careers of other bandmasters and music students. Selection to the Hall of Fame is based on a vote of the association's 300 members.
In addition to teaching a variety of music education courses, Mayne directs UNC's Pride of the Rockies Marching Band and is the conductor of the UNC Symphonic Band. He's also director of the annual UNC Conducting Symposium, co-director of the annual Colorado All-State High School Bands Festival held at UNC and facilitates three summer band camps at UNC for high school students.
Last year, Mayne spent 10 weeks as the invited conductor-in-residence of the Musashino Wind Ensemble at the Musashino Academia Musica, one of the oldest and largest music academies in Japan. Read More
He's an elected member of the American Bandmaster's Association and has served on the association's executive board.
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.