assistant Director of Bands

Kim Fleming is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Illinois where her responsibilities include conducting the Hindsley Symphonic Band as well as teaching courses in the undergraduate conducting sequence. Before joining the faculty at Illinois, she completed her DMA at the University of Michigan where served as a Graduate Student Instructor for the undergraduate conducting courses, conducted the Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Bands, directed the Michigan Alumni Concert Band, and conducted the Michigan Youth Symphonic Band.

Dr. Fleming has nine years of public school teaching experience including positions at Wauconda High School in Illinois and Woodcliff Middle School in New Jersey. In these roles, she directed curricular concert bands, conducted musical pit orchestras, and co-directed athletic band programs. In 2019, the Illinois Directors of Student Activities recognized her as an Outstanding Activity Advisor for her work with students in the Wauconda High School band program. In addition to teaching, she is an active guest conductor and clinician. Her research on diverse programming practice in instrumental music teacher education has led to presentations at state and national conferences, including the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium and the Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Colloquium.

Dr. Fleming earned her Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College. Her professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Band Association.