Dr. Ken 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 MBA in Marketing. 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.
As a composer/arranger, Ken Dye serves as a staff writer for several publishers and served as composer/arranger for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Band and pops arranger for the Dallas Symphony. His writing activities have produced over 1200 works for Band and orchestra performed throughout the U.S. and overseas.
The Notre Dame Band has also performed Concerts in the Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall as well as toured Europe, Asia, and Brazil. For 2012 , the Concert Band will embark on a tour of the “Olympic Capitals of Europe” featuring a century of Olympic music.
The Concert Band has performed Concerts in the Sydney Opera House and for Mozart’s 250th birthday in the Mozarteum, in Salzburg Austria. In 2006 the Notre Dame Band performed with the Band “Chicago” at Notre Dame Stadium.
Dye also serves as a concurrent professor of Computer Applications developing the course “Music through Technology” and teaches music from a business perspective in a course entitled “The Business of Music”. Most recently Dye’s research has involved the musical history of the Olympics and is incorporated in a new course and will start a new course: “Music and the Olympics: A Soundtrack for Competition, Ceremony, and Celebration”.
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