Jeremy Earnhart is Director of Fine Arts for the Arlington (TX) Independent School District. Educating 65,000 students, Arlington provides comprehensive musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts programs. Previously, Mr. Earnhart was Director of Fine Arts for the Irving ISD where students experienced signiIicant increases in enrollment and achievement. He was also director of the state and national champion L.D. Bell High School Band serving from 1998-2009.
Mr. Earnhart graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music and holds a Masters of Music Education from the University of North Texas. He also holds certiIications in International Baccalaureate Music and is currently mid-way through the Educational Doctorate program at Dallas Baptist University. Mr. Earnhart has served as a conductor for TMEA All-Region Bands and as an adjudicator for TMEA Area Honor Band, UIL Area & State Marching Contest, as well as for Bands of America. Mr. Earnhart is an active consultant/designer for groups including The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and consistent affiliation with the 2011 Bands of America Grand National Champion Broken Arrow (OK) High School, and now the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, IL.
Mr. Earnhart has received the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Education Foundations “Award of Excellence,” and the “Freidman Academic Hero Award” from Score a Goal in the Classroom. He was selected as the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity Texas “Outstanding Young Bandmaster,” and was featured as the cover story of the May 2008 issue of School Band & Orchestra.
Raised on Long Island, Mr. Earnhart was an award-winning drum major and two-year member of the NY All-State Jazz Band with instruction from Dr. Leon Petruzzi, Dr. Thomas Pinto, and his father Stanton Earnhart. At UNT, he studied trumpet with Dr. Leonard Candelaria, performing in ensembles and recordings under Dennis Fisher and Eugene Corporon as well as the Two O’clock Lab Band under James Riggs. Mr. Earnhart’s professional afIiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Delta Kappan, Texas Music Administrators Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Educational Theatre Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
Mr. Earnhart resides in DFW suburbia with his wife, Gwendolyn (an elementary music teacher of the year), and their daughter Kierstyn (a preschooler; we are certain she will have more contributions shortly).