H. Carl Hess

H. CARL HESS, trumpet, instrumental director at Moravian College, recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at James Madison University where he studied wind conducting with Stephen Bolstad and choral conducting with Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. Prior to his time at James Madison, he served as Assistant Professor of Music at Duquesne University. His responsibilities at Duquesne included teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, co-conducting the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Contemporary Ensemble, directing the Symphony Band, conducting the annual opera production, teaching applied trumpet, and overseeing the university’s athletic band program. In the fall of 2015, Carl served on the faculty of Bridgewater College where he taught trumpet, conducting, wind literature courses, and conducted the symphonic band. In addition to conducting and performing, his primary areas of scholarship include student motivation in the ensemble rehearsal setting and the music of American composer Eric Guinivan. In addition to his musical interests, Carl dabbles in bowling, skiing, philosophy, apologetics, and, somewhat grudgingly, running.