Interim Director of Bands
Strauss PAC 230
Phone: (402) 554-3854
Mr. Andrew Feyes is currently serving as the Interim Director of Bands here at the University of Nebraska Omaha. At UNO Mr. Feyes oversees the administration of the concert and athletic band programs, conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Band, teaches courses in Instrumental Music Education, and supervises instrumental music education student teachers.
Mr. Feyes received his Bachelor degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University in his home state of Ohio in 2003, where he graduated magna cum laude and was named the School of Music's Theodore Presser Award winner. Mr. Feyes completed a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from Kansas State University with Dr. Frank Tracz in 2007, and returned to K-State in 2010 to begin work on his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction of Music Education with Dr. Fred Burrack.
Throughout his tenure at KSU, Mr. Feyes served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the K-State Band Program overseeing the direction of the Brass Ensemble, University Band, Volleyball Band, and Pub Crawl Band while assisting with The Pride of Wildcatland KSU Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Basketball Cat Band.
As a conductor and performer within the KSU Band Program, Mr. Feyes has traveled to Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, France, and Germany. He has assisted in the organization and administration of NCAA and BIG XII Volleyball and Basketball Tournaments across the country and helped lead the KSU Marching Band to performances at the Texas Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
As a public school music educator in the state of Ohio, Mr Feyes served as a Band Director and General Music Teacher within grades 4-12 in Bryan, Ohio. In his time with Bryan City Schools, he had the honor to work alongside one of his biggest mentors, Mr. Richard Will. Together, Will and Feyes lead the ensembles of BHS to performances at the Nokia Sugar Bowl, Konika Minolta Gator Bowl, and a special performance for Senator John McCain's Presidential Campaign in 2007.
Mr. Feyes's current research is in score study processes and undergraduate conducting curriculum. He has also presented research with Dr. Fred Burrack on the assessment practices implemented in school music programs in the Midwestern United States at the International Symposium on Music Assessment in Bremen, Germany. Mr. Feyes is in demand as an adjudicator and guest conductor in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. He credits his passion for music education to his high school band director, Mr. Charles Neal. Mr. Feyes resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his wonderful wife, Kelsey.
Mr. Feyes is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, The National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, The College Music Society, The International Trumpet Guild, and the National Association for Music Education.