Richard Mayne, Music Faculty

Richard Mayne

Associate Director of Bands

Professor of Music

Contact Information

Office: Frasier 14
Phone Number: (970) 351-2526


Richard Mayne currently serves as Professor of Music/Associate Director of Bands at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), in Greeley. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and has also served on the National Band Association Board of Director’s as Second Vice President.

Dr. Mayne has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and China, and Japan. Most recently he completed a semester long conductor in residence in Tokyo Japan conducting the Musashino Academia Musica Wind Ensemble. He is also very busy in the state of Colorado as a clinician, mentor, and colleague to the public school directors. Student teacher mentoring and observation is also one of his UNC assignments.

Dr. Mayne is the conductor of the UNC Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band is featured annually on the full-length CD recordings of Grand Mesa Music Publishing Company that are distributed internationally. Numerous clinics and concerts by the Symphonic Band have been given at the annual Colorado Music Educators Association convention. The Symphonic Band also gives an annual concert tour in Colorado.

In addition to his conducting responsibilities at UNC, Dr. Mayne teaches a variety of music education courses, including conducting and secondary instrumental methods courses. During his tenure, Dr. Mayne has also produced six CD recordings each featuring all three UNC concert bands as well as the marching band.

Dr. Mayne is also the director of the annual UNC Conducting Symposium, which features the Symphonic Band as the laboratory ensemble. This event brings 75 music educators to campus each January to work with internationally known clinicians.

In addition to conducting concert bands, Dr. Mayne served for five years as the music director and conductor of the Colorado (British) Brass Band Workshop in Gunnison, Colorado. He also served for five years as the music director and conductor for the Denver Orion Winds Double Woodwind Quintet, an ensemble focused on performing many of the chamber winds masterworks.

The UNC “Pride of the Rockies” Marching Band is also under the direction of Richard Mayne. In addition to its UNC performances, this organization has performed at several Denver Broncos professional football games. “The Pride” also gives an exhibition performance each year at one of the Colorado Bandmasters Association regional marching contests and is recognized in the Rocky Mountain region and the Big Sky Athletic Conference as an outstanding musical organization.

Dr. Mayne serves as Camp Director for the Colorado Masonic Band Camp, which is held on the UNC campus each summer. With the addition of two other camps he facilitates, approximately 480 students are on campus each summer for these three events.

The Colorado All-State High School Bands Festival is held on the UNC Campus each year, and Dr. Mayne serves as the Co-Director of the event. In addition, Dr. Mayne serves on the All-State audition team, spending a week traveling to sites around the state to audition students.

Before coming to UNC, Dr. Mayne completed his Ph.D. in Music Education at The Ohio State University (OSU). He studied conducting with Craig Kirchhoff and Richard Blatti and was the conductor of the OSU University Band for two years. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Arizona State University, where he studied conducting with Richard Strange and Robert Fleming, and trombone with Gail Wilson.

As a public school teacher, Dr. Mayne taught in Arizona at the high school level for eleven years, nine of those being at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona. While teaching public school, he served as President of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association and also played trombone in the Tempe Symphony Orchestra for ten years.

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