Hammond, June

Title: Associate Professor of Music

Department: Department of Language Studies and the Arts

Phone: 352-588-8423

Email: june.hammond@saintleo.edu


  • Doctor of Music, Woodwind Performance, The Florida State University
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Conducting, The University of South Florida
  • Master of Music, Bassoon Performance, The University of Georgia
  • Master of Arts, Mathematics, The University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Music Education, Furman University
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Furman University


Dr. June Carland Hammond is a professional conductor and bassoonist, dedicated to the art of teaching. She has performed with Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Yanni, and The Moody Blues. She has taught music history, music theory, conducting, chorus, concert band, piano, and chamber music at Saint Leo, as well as all the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of both the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble, she is in demand as a conductor year-round. She won a national bassoon audition for the Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Festival, and performs frequently in the Tampa Bay area. Concerti performances include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Weber, and Bozza. Dr. Hammond is a licensed Florida Music Educators’ Association Adjudicator, and teaches conducting and double reeds at regional band camps.

She competes and consults in musical freestyle dressage when time allows on her Hanoverian mare, Pretext.

Community Affiliation:

  • Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, South Shore Symphony Orchestra
  • Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble
  • Principal Bassoon, The Florida Wind Band
  • Licensed Adjudicator, Florida Music Educators’ Association
  • Conducting and Bassoon Clinician, USF Band Camp
  • Double Reed Clinician, North Pinellas Band Camp
  • Advisor, Saint Leo University Equestrian Club
  • College Music Society
  • International Double Reed Society
  • Florida Music Educators’ Association
  • Florida Bandmasters Association

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Saint Leo hired Dr. Hammond in 2000 to re-start the music program. Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Music in 2005, she enjoys teaching young musicians, offering workshops in area public schools. Her students have been successful at All-State, All-County, and Solo & Ensemble competitions, and have won positions in prestigious ensembles such as the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

Seeing new trends in conducting, she began serious study in 2012 as a Fellow at the Conductors Institute (USC), completing the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Conducting at USF in Spring, 2015, post-doctoral. She conducts/performs in about 20 concerts each year.

Honors & Awards:

  • Winner, The Blossom Festival national audition
  • Fellow, The Conductors Institute, USC
  • Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor of Music, Saint Leo University
  • Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity
  • Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society

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