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Raul Barcenes

Assistant Professor of Music and Visiting Director of Bands
Center for the Arts 158
2800 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
rbarcenes@elon.edu (336) 278-5700

Professional Expertise

Bands, Music Education, Instrumental Conducting

Brief Biography

Dr. Raul G. Barcenes currently serves as Assistant Professor and Visiting Director of Bands at Elon University for the 2013-2014 academic year. His duties include instructing the "Fire of the Carolinas" Marching Band, the "Phoenix Winds" (wind band of Elon University), and the Pep Band. He also is teaching MUS 251: Introduction to Music Education for the Fall 2013 semester. He supervises all aspects of the band program at Elon University.

His primary conducting teachers were Carolyn Barber, Takayoshi "Tad" Suzuki, Jonathan Good, Jonathan Hooper, and Daryn Obrecht. He studied educational administration and politics with Roger Gallizi, Donald Crane, Ulysses Chatman, and Jim Schettig.

Raul comes to Elon from Waller Junior High School in Waller, TX. He also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also was the District Band Teacher at the Keppel Union School District in Pearblossom, CA. He has experience teaching groups of all age levels (from elementary through college) and is active as a drill write and consultant throughout the United States.

His professional affiliations include memberships of Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), where is on the Permanently Out-of-Print task force.



D.M.A.-Wind Band Conducting (related area in Music Education), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A.-Education (Educational Administration and Leadership), Chapman University

M.M.-Music (Wind Band Conducting), Univeresity of Nevada, Las Vegas

B.M.-Music (Music Education), Tarleton State University

Employment History

2013-Present- Elon University (Assistant Professor of Music and Visiting Director of Bands)

2012-2013- Waller Junior High School, Waller, TX (Head Band Director)

2009-2012- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

2008-2009- Keppel Union School District, Pearblossom, CA (District Band Teacher)

2006-2007- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (Graduate Assistant)

Courses Taught

MUS 251: Introduction to Music Education

MUS 101: Phoenix Winds/Wind Ensemble

MUS 109: Marching Band

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