Kenneth W. Dye

Kenneth W. Dye

Kenneth W. Dye

Kenneth W. Dye, is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, where he holds a Doctorate in Music Education and a Master’s in Business Administration. He has also earned degrees of Master of Arts in Music from California State University and Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.

His writing activities have produced over 1200 works for Band and orchestra performed throughout the U.S. and overseas.

In addition, Dye serves as a concurrent professor of Computer Applications. His course “Music through Technology” studies the historical influence of technology on the creative process of music. Dr. Dye also teaches music from a business perspective in a course entitled “The Business of Music,” a synergistic history of music and business.

Prior to Notre Dame, Dr Dye served as Director of Bands at Rice University for 17 years and 14 years as conductor of the Houston Concert Band. In addition to his experience in Texas, he was Director of Bands at State University of West Georgia, Assistant Band Director for the 1984 Olympics, and taught public high school in Lakewood, California. He has also served as director of the Opening Ceremonies of the U.S. Olympic Festival and conductor of the All-American College Band at Disney World.