Dr. Jeremy Earnhart is Director of Fine Arts for the Arlington, TX Independent School District. Educating 63,500 students, AISD provides world-class musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts programs. Arlington passed a historic $663.1 million bond package which lead with fine arts initiatives including: $32 million Fine Arts Center, two Fine Arts & Dual Language Elementary Academies, an acoustically appropriate strings classroom for all 54 elementary schools, and $9.8 million for instruments and uniforms to promote student access. In addition to the Arts & Language Academies, he has also created related programming to the bond program including a partnership with the University of North Texas for Dual Credit Music and the nation’s first public/private partnership course in Musical Instrument Repair.
From 2009-2013 he was Director of Fine Arts for the Irving ISD, TX where student participation in secondary fine arts increased by over 40%. He was also director of the UIL State and Bands of America National Champion L.D. Bell High School Band, serving from 1998-2009. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music Education, holds certifications in International Baccalaureate Music, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
He is an active clinician/conductor, adjudicator (including for Bands of America), published author, and presenter for staff developments/conferences such as the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Administrators Conference, The Midwest Clinic, and the National Association of Music Merchants Show. Dr. Earnhart also serves as a consultant for groups, including the 2011 & 2015 National Champion Broken Arrow High School Band, and as Music Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jeremy lives in the DFW Mid-Cities with his wife Gwen, an elementary music teacher of the year, and daughter Kierstyn who balances 1st grade Spanish Immersion, piano lessons, and her newly discovered Taekwondo.