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June C. Hammond, D.M.

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    June C. Hammond, D.M.

    Associate Professor of Music

    Associate Professor of Music June C. Hammond, D.M., is a professional educator, conductor and bassoonist, dedicated to the art of teaching. Dr. Hammond is known at SLU for having restarted the SLU music program in 2001, founding the SLU Chorus, Concert Band, String Ensemble, University Concert Series, Lion's Roar Pep Band, and the Christmas Tree Lighting concerts. In addition, she has taught conducting, music history, music theory, chamber music, piano, and all the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

    Dr. Hammond celebrates her sixth anniversary in January, 2020, as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the South Shore Symphony Orchestra, a professional symphony orchestra performing in Sun City Center, Florida. Appointed in December of 2014, she served as Associate Conductor and Principal Bassoon from 2010-2014. Under her guidance, the orchestra has received thousands of dollars in regional and local grants.

    She is also Principal Bassoon with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, a professional symphony orchestra in Lakeland, Florida. In December, 2019, she was featured as a bassoon soloist, having won the position in 2018. She previously won a national bassoon audition for the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Festival, and performs frequently in the Tampa Bay area. She has performed with both classical (Pavarotti, Angel Romero) and contemporary (Ray Charles, The Moody Blues, Yanni) artists.

    She is a licensed Florida Music Educators Association Adjudicator, and volunteers as a conductor and clinician in Hillsborough and Pasco County schools.

    She recently retired her Hanoverian mare, Pretext, with whom she competed and consulted in dressage and musical freestyle. While at FSU, she gained a modicum of notoriety for jumping her horse, not just over any jump, but over her bassoon (not the one she currently plays!


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

    Courses Taught

    • Music History I, II
    • Conducting
    • Music Theory I, II
    • Music Appreciation
    • University Concert Band
    • University Chorus, String Ensemble
    • Chamber Music, including Brass Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, and Herald Trumpets; Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, and Piano at the club level, the Pep Band
    • Advisor for the Gospel and Multicultural Choir
    • Finite Math
    • Intermediate Algebra