Justin White serves as instructor of bands at the University of Alabama. After graduating from Russellville High School in 2007, he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.Ed. Mr. White was a Master’s Conducting Associate at the University of North Texas, where he earned a M.M. in Wind Conducting with a related field in Music Education in 2014. While at UNT, he was a conducting student of Nicholas Enrico Williams, Dennis Fisher and Eugene Migliaro Corporon.
Mr. White is a published research assistant and assistant producer for two volumes of Teaching Music through Performance in Band, volume 10 and Beginner Band volume 3. In 2020, Mr. White was selected semifinalist in The American Prize conducting competition for winds and outstanding young band director by the Alabama Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. He is a sought after conductor and adjudicator; recently judging the King’s Royal Trophy International Band Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2017, he was selected as the winner of the World Music Competition’s Conducting Competition – North American Regional and represented the U.S. at the 2017 World Music Competition in Kerkade, Netherlands. The Alabama Music Educators Association selected Mr. White as the 2018 Outstanding Young Music Educator. Also in 2018, he conducted the United States Coast Guard Band during a clinic with H. Robert Reynolds at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Mr. White has served as the conductor of the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, the community orchestra of Birmingham.
Prior to the University of Alabama, Mr. White served as Director of Bands at Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL. Ensembles under his direction consistently earned superior ratings. In 2017, the Thompson Jazz Ensemble was selected finalist and competed at the Swing Central competition in Savannah, GA. The following year, the Thompson Jazz ensemble performed at the AMEA conference with Wycliffe Gordon. Under his direction the Thompson Symphonic band performed at the inaugural Crimson Festival
of Winds. In 2019, Mr. White and colleague Michael Chambless presented a session titled “From Fussing to Focused” at the AMEA conference. Currently, he is leading a consortium for a new work by Donald Grantham to be premiered in Spring 2022.
His professional memberships include Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Jazz Education Network and the Alabama Music Educators Association.