Director of Wind Studies
Dr. Zastoupil comes to Knoxville from Missouri State University where he guided all aspects of a comprehensive concert band program of five concert ensembles. Dr. Zastoupil conducted the Missouri State Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Springfield Youth Wind Ensemble, Community Band, and taught the graduate wind conducting studio. While at MSU, he founded the MSU Conducting Workshop, the Springfield Youth Wind Ensemble, hosted the Palen Concert Clinic for concert bands, and guest conducted professional and student honor ensembles throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Dr. Zastoupil’s primary responsibilities at UT will include conducting the University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, teach graduate courses in wind studies, and oversee the direction of the band area.
An advocate of music education and advancing the wind repertoire, Dr. Zastoupil has prepared and conducted works for composers such as Michael Daugherty, William Bolcolm, Augusta Read-Thomas, Stephen Gryc, Gunther Schuller, Scott McAllister, Paul Dooley, Scott Boerma and others.
Dr. Zastoupil’s professional experience includes having served as the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas – Arlington and Eastern Michigan University, as well as brass staff for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Originally from Texas, Dr. Zastoupil holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Northwestern University where he was the L.K. Skornia endowed fellowship winner and was an adjunct instructor in the Bienen School of Music. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from the University of Michigan, his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University, and is a former student of the Aspen Music Festival and School.