Rodney Dorsey is professor of music and chair of the Band Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since autumn 2018. Dorsey is the conductor of the internationally recognised Indiana University Wind Ensemble and guides all aspects of the graduate wind conducting programme.
Ensembles under Dorsey’s direction have performed across the US at events including the College Band Directors National Conference North/Northwest Regional Conference and the Music for All National Festival. International engagements include Hungary, Canada and Bulgaria.
An active advocate for the composition of new wind repertoire, Dorsey has been involved in a number of commissioning projects in association with contemporary composers. His commitment to the music community has been demonstrated by his participation on boards of directors for the Midwest Clinic and Music for All. He is also an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. His lifelong commitment to teaching saw him recognised as a Yamaha Master Educator.
A native of Gainesville, Florida, Rodney Dorsey is a graduate of Florida State University and Northwestern University.