O. Richard Bundy

Male, Person

1948 –


Who is O. Richard Bundy?

Orrin Richard Bundy is an American music academic.

Dr. Bundy is the Director of Penn State Athletic Bands, most notably the Penn State Blue Band. He originally joined the University Park faculty of The Pennsylvania State University in 1982 as a graduate assistant, then became Assistant Director of the Blue Band in 1988, before becoming Director in 1996. In addition to his role as Director, he teaches courses in conducting, marching band techniques, instrumental music education, and band literature.

The only Blue Band director to have also been a member of the marching Blue Band as an undergraduate, Bundy was in the Blue Band during his four years in college from 1966–1970. Upon graduation in 1970, Bundy enlisted in the United States Army and served as a trombonist with the United States Continental Army Band. After completing his tour of duty with the military, Bundy became band director/instrumental music instructor in 1976 for the Iroquois School District, Erie, Pennsylvania. Bundy then went on to receive his master's degree from The University of Michigan before he returned to Penn State for his doctoral degree, and hasn't left since.

An active guest conductor and adjudicator, Bundy has conducted ensembles and presented clinics throughout the United States and Canada. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a past president of the Eastern Division of CBDNA and Phi Beta Mu, Nu chapter. From 2005–2007, Bundy partnered with fellow Penn State faculty member and sports enthusiast Jon Nese on the popular radio program Let's Talk Penn State. Dr. Bundy received Penn State's College of Arts & Architecture Alumni Achievement Award in 2000.

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Jun 19, 1948
  • United States of America
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania State University

on July 23, 2013


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