Professor of Music
Department: Department of Language
Studies and the Arts
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.
Teaching & Professional
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:
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