Jerry Junkin, Artistic Director

Jerry Junkin
Jerry Junkin

Jerry F. Junkin serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony, as well as Director of Bands and the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. In 2003 he was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia. The New York Times named the recent release on the Reference Recordings label with Jerry Junkin and The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CDs of 2004.

Professor Junkin became conductor of The University of Texas Wind Ensemble in the fall of 1988, following an appointment as Director of Bands at the University of South Florida. From 1978 to 1982, he served as Assistant Director of Bands at UT, after which he held a similar position at The University of Michigan. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor and Music Director of the UT Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of the Texas Excellence in Teaching awards, presented annually by the Ex-Student's Association. Additionally, he received the Outstanding Young Texas-Ex Award, also from the same organization. In 2004, he was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT.

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Kim J. Campbell, Founder and Executive Director

Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell

Kim J. Campbell founded the Dallas Wind Symphony with the late Howard Dunn in 1985, and is the organization's Executive Director. Mr. Campbell has served as the Associate Producer of thirteen albums with the Dallas Wind Symphony for the Reference Recordings, Crystal Recordsand Widget Records labels. At Southern Methodist University, Kim was the General Manager of The McFarlin Memorial Auditorium for four seasons and Facilities Manager at the Meadows School of the Arts from 1986 to 1993.

During eighteen years as a professional trombonist, Kim was a regular member of symphony, ballet and opera orchestras in Dallas, Fort Worth and Mexico City.

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Contra-Alto Clarinet


Alto Saxophone

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Kim J. Campbell
Carrie Nelson, CFRE
April Davis
Gigi Sherrell Norwood  

Sharron Morgan
Tammy Elkins
Executive Director/Founder
Director of Development
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Education and Concert Operations
Director of Education
Director of Ticketing Services

Artistic Director

Personnel Manager

Technical Director
Stage Manager
Equipment Manager

David Lovrien Webmaster, Staff Arranger
Recording Engineer

Jim Gardina


Pugh & Company Marketing Services

Board of Trustees/Officers

Jim Griffin
Phillip Prier
W.B. (Bill) Phillips
Walter S. Sechriest III    
Carol Winkelmann
Chair Emeriti

Luke Bateman
Manuel G. Berrelez
Gary Burke
Claire Cagnolatti
Ross Finkelman
Leslie Fisher
Elizabeth Giddens
Vicky Gunning
Carrie Huff
Robin Killingsworth
Joshua Alan Meeks
Ryan Miller
Richard Phillips
John Roppolo
Pamela Smith
Steven Stennett
Steve Tesmer
Todd Toney
David Wille
Board Members

Roger Carroll Dallas Cultural Affairs
Commission, Liaison
Ed Hudson The 500 Inc., Liaison

Frederick Fennell, 1914-2004

Frederick FennellDr. Frederick Fennell was one of the world's most active and innovative maestros. The globe-trotting nonagenarian was principal guest conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony, principal conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra in Japan, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami School of Music.

The internationally-acclaimed conductor was widely regarded as the leader of the wind ensemble movement in this country, one of America's most recording living American classical conductors, and a pioneer in various methods of recording.

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David T. Kehler, Associate Conductor, 2001-2009

David KehlerIn the fall of 2001, Mr. Kehler was appointed Associate Conductor for the Dallas Wind Symphony where he served as Coordinator for the International Fanfare Project, conducting the DWS Brass Choir at all programs during its subscription concerts at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  He also conducted the full ensemble at various civic and community events throughout Texas, including the annual Labor Day Concert in the Park at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. 

Mr. Kehler is currently Director of Bands at Kennesaw State University.