Dr. Irvin L. Wagner is now serving in his first season as music director and conductor of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. He
is a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma where he holds the distinguished titles of David Ross Boyd and Regents Professor of Music. At the University he teaches trombone as well as serves as Coordinator of Graduate Music Studies. He also serves as Guest Conductor of the Austin (Texas) Symphony Orchestra conducting ballet performances and children's concerts as well as Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestras around the world that he has conducted include the Russian Imperial Orchestra in St., Petersburg, Russia and the Cannes Symphony Orchestra in France.
Before coming to Oklahoma Dr. Wagner taught at Louisiana State University and performed in the Baton Rouge Symphony, and prior to that he was Director of Bands at McPherson College in Kansas and a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wagner holds a Bachelor's Degree from McPherson College, as well as Master's and Doctor's Degrees from the Eastman School of Music. At Eastman he was a student of the late master teacher of the trombone, Emory Remington.
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