UCF Music Department
Tremon Kizer

Tremon Kizer

  • Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands
    Assistant Professor

tkizer@ucf.edu
407-823-2212
Office Hours: Open Door Policy and by appointment
Campus Location: PACM214

Tremon Kizer serves as the Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida. In addition to serving as the lead administrator for the UCF athletic band program, he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in music education, conducting, and observe music education student interns. Concurrently, he serves as the principal conductor of the Youth Band of Orlando, a high school honor wind ensemble based in Central Florida.

Under his direction, the UCF Marching Knights has the largest membership in university history with over 370 students. Recently, they have performed twice at the American Athletic Conference Championship, at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, and the Auto Nation Cure Bowl. Furthermore, the Marching Knights have been invited, and have performed at Bands of America Regional Competitions, the Florida Marching Band Championships, and at the Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World. The Marching Knights has also been recognized and featured at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference. As principal conductor of the Youth Band of Orlando, in partnership with Conn-Selmer and American Youth Ensembles, notable performances have been conducted with guest artist such as Moanin’ Frogs (saxophone quartet) and Christopher Bill (trombone).

In addition to his work at UCF, Dr. Kizer serves on the National Band Association Revelli Composition Contest Selection Committee, is on the Board of Directors for the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra, and in 2021, will host the CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium at the University of Central Florida. He is an active guest conductor, adjudicator, and leadership consultant. As a guest conductor, he has conducted numerous district and regional honor bands and professional ensembles such as the United States Army Band. He has been on staff for numerous music camps, drum major clinics, and collegiate and high school concert and marching band camps.

As a champion for diverse music, he conducts and presents numerous works for chamber and wind band. Most notable is his research on two-time Prix de Rome winner, Ulysses S. Kay. In addition to his research on Kay, he frequently presents on programming literature that reflect the demographics of the students in the music classroom. He has given lectures and presented at the Midwest Band and Orchestra International Conference, the College Band Director National Conference (CBDNA), the Southern Division CBDNA Conference, the CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium, the Florida Music Educators State Conference, Kansas Music Educators State Conference, and the Kansas Bandmasters Association State Conference. He has been featured in Marching Arts Education and Teaching Music.

Prior to his tenure at UCF, he served on the conducting faculty at the University of Dayton, Coffeyville College, and taught courses at the University of Central Missouri. In addition, he taught 5-12 grade instrumental music in the state of Kanas and Missouri. Dr. Kizer earned a undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, a masters degree from the University of Central Missouri and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Educators, and the Florida and Kansas Bandmasters Association.  He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and holds honorary memberships in Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He relaxes by reading, studying, traveling, and spending time with his beautiful wife and amazing son.

Education

  • D.M.A. from the University of South Carolina
  • M.A. from the University of Central Missouri
  • B.M.E. from Kansas State University

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90504 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89668 MUE4332 Secondary Instrumental Meth Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Not Online
No Description Available
90505 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,Tu,W,Th,F 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89275 MUN3113 Marching Band Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Not Online
No Description Available
90439 MUN3133 Symphonic Band Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89281 MUN3444 Mallet Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
89695 MUN5465L Graduate Chamber Music Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10999 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
10510 MUE4337 Secondary Instrumental Meth Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
11001 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
10725 MUN3113 Marching Band Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM Not Online
No Description Available
11152 MUN3133 Symphonic Band Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
11047 MUN3444 Mallet Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81050 MUE3942 Music Internship Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Not Online
No Description Available
80547 MUE4332 Secondary Instrumental Meth Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM Available

This course is designed for instrumental music education majors planning careers as instrumental music teachers in grades K-12. Since a majority of instrumental programs in the public schools deal mostly with students in grades 6-12, emphasis will be placed on this age group. The course covers topics related to the philosophical development, the logistical organization, instructional techniques, and the administration of a marching band and jazz band program in addition to curriculum development and materials available.

The goal of this course is for each student to be able to develop and implement a comprehensive instrumental music program with regards to curriculum, administration, budget and materials for a marching band and jazz ensemble.


81051 MUE4943 Music Internship Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,Tu,W,Th,F 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80142 MUN3113 Marching Band Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM Available

Founded in 1980, the UCF Marching Knights are one of the most vibrant and visible forces for school spirit at UCF. Students in the UCF Marching Knights represent a wide range of colleges and courses of study yet find the music program offers plenty of fellowship, an exceptional musical outlet, and an abundance of school spirit to complete their educational experience. The UCF Marching Knights are rich in history and tradition and offer a commitment to campus and community that greatly adds to the quality of life at UCF.

81349 MUN3133 Symphonic Band Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Available

The UCF Symphonic Band is a select, member-auditioned performing ensemble comprised of many of the university’s accomplished undergraduate and graduate instrumentalists. The Symphonic Band presents multiple concerts each semester and performs a variety of literature, both for traditional concert band instrumentation and for various smaller, flexible (chamber) ensembles of mixed winds & percussion. Participation in the UCF Symphonic Band allows for the continued growth and development of both individual and ensemble performance skills. Opportunities are also provided for the study of music through varied cultural and historical contexts.

80148 MUN3444 Mallet Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2869 Fax: 407-823-3378 • E-mail: ucfmusic@ucf.edu