About the School
John C. Carmichael

Professor Emeritus of Music Education
Email: jcarmich@usf.edu

Professor Emeritus of Music Education, Dr. John Carmichael, retired from USF as Professor of Conducting and Director of Bands, with a long career as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician throughout the United States. He conducted the USF Wind Ensemble and the USF Symphony Band.

Carmichael served as Director of the 2007 Festival of Winds, a high school student recruitment tool for the USF School of Music. In previous years, he conducted high school band performances at the Festival, and in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Tri-State Band Festival, NBA National Convention, and Southern Division MENC Conference.

He led the Lakeland High School Band for two appearances at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago and received the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor. Polk County Teacher of the Year, Carmichael received the key to the city of Lakeland and two Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association.

He conducted highly acclaimed wind ensemble performances at both the Moscow Conservatory and the Russian Officers Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Metropolitan Orchestra for the Carolina Ballet. He founded the Furman Civic Wind enemble, which produced two widely distributed compact discs. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia awarded him the prestigious Orpheus award in Spring 1993.

Carmichael belongs to the American Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, WASBE, CBDNA, KMEA, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Phi, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, ASBDA, Phi Beta Mu, and the Conductors Guild.

He earned his BME at Florida State University, his MA at the University of South Florida, and a PhD in Music Education from Florida State University.