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Jeffrey FuchsJeffrey Fuchs ( joined the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 1995 and currently serves as Director of University Bands. He directs the Marching Tar Heels and the men’s Basketball Bands, conducts the University Band, and is responsible for the administration of the entire UNC Band program.

Fuchs also serves as the Director of External Affairs for the Department of Music and sits on a variety of University, Music Department and Athletic Department committees. He has served as the Chair of the Music Department Scholarship Committee and the Wind and Percussion Area in the past, and served a two-year term (2000-2001) as an elected delegate of the UNC Employee Forum.  In May 2002, he was a recipient of a C. Knox Massey award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the university to recognize unusual, meritorious or superior contributions by UNC employees.

Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Fuchs was Director of Bands at St. Charles West High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He has also served as the Assistant to the Director of Bands at the University of Kansas and Truman State University and the Director of Bands at Westran High School in Huntsville, Missouri. Mr. Fuchs holds the Bachelor of Music Education (1983) and Master of Arts (1988) from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where he was a student of Dan Peterson and has completed further study at the University of Kansas where he studied with Robert Foster, Thomas Stidham and James Barnes.

Fuchs is a past President of the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association and served as the conductor and musical director of the Village Band, a community band based in Chapel Hill, from 2000 to 2004. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Upsilon Phi), Kappa Kappa Psi, and the College Band Directors National Association.