Cormac Cannon has been named director of bands. In his prior position as associate director of bands and director of athletic bands at UofSC, Cannon has guided all aspects of the athletic band program including directing the 350-member marching band, conducting Symphonic Winds, and teaching undergraduate conducting. Cannon joined the USC faculty following six years on the music faculty at Michigan State University.
“We are so profoundly excited at the School of Music that we have been able to name Cormac Cannon our next Director of Bands. Cormac has demonstrated in his four years at Carolina what a magnificent musician, educator and leader he is. His personal and musical values align entirely with our School’s, and his vision for USC Bands that feature all of our concert groups and athletic bands – including the iconic Mighty Sound of the Southeast, the Carolina Marching Band – is insightful, robust and achievable.” – Tayloe Harding, School of Music Dean