Cory Near

Dr. Near conducts Concert Band, Wind and Percussion Ensemble, and Varsity Band and teaches MUED 353 (Instrumental Conducting).

Prior to coming to Luther, Dr. Near held the position of lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where in 2019 he completed requirements for the DMA in wind-band conducting. Dr. Near has conducted bands and wind ensembles at the University of Minnesota and Temple University; he has public school teaching experience (2010-14) and professional conducting experience. As a fine tubist, he has taught applied music, and as a conductor, he has taught conducting.