Justin T. Zanchuk joined the music faculty as Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2014 where he oversees the CSB/SJU band program and brass studio, conducts the Wind Ensemble and Brass Choir, teaches applied brass, instrumental conducting, and brass methods, coaches chamber brass ensembles, and performs in the faculty ensemble PASTICHE. He maintains an active schedule as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator and performer throughout United States.
Prior to his appointment at CSB/SJU, Zanchuk served as Assistant Director of the “Pride of the Rockies” Marching Band and Instructor of Music in conducting and trumpet at the University of Northern Colorado. Concurrent with his work at UNC, he completed course work for his Doctor of Arts in Wind Conducting with a secondary emphasis in Music History. As a public school teacher, Zanchuk served as Associate Director of Bands at Cypress Ridge High School in Houston, Texas for five years (2006-2011) where he conducted the concert bands and Symphony Orchestra, taught Advanced Placement Music Theory and marching band, as well as assisted with the Symphonic Band and the beginning trumpet class at Truitt Middle School.
Zanchuk received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in 2006 and his Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance from Texas Tech University in 2004. His principal conducting teachers include Dr. Kenneth Singleton, Dr. Richard Mayne, Gary Green, and Gary Lewis. His principal trumpet teachers include Craig Morris, Will Strieder, Thomas Booth, and Marvin Perry.
Zanchuk’s professional affiliations include the Minnesota Music Educators Association, Minnesota Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, the National Band Association, and the International Trumpet Guild.