Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson
Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson was appointed Director of University Bands at The Ohio State University in 1998, where he serves as Professor of Music (Conducting), Area Head of Conducting and Ensembles, conductor of the OSU Wind Symphony, and chair of the graduate conducting program. A staunch advocate for the creation of new works, Mikkelson chairs the Big Ten Conference Commissioning Project, serves on the American Bandmasters Association Commissioning Committee, the New Works Committee for the College Band Directors National Association, and has instituted a program of regular commissioning projects for the Ohio State Bands. Dr. Mikkelson is the recipient of both the Ohio State University School of Music Distinguished Teaching Award (2015), and the Distinguished Scholar Award (2005). He has published articles in The Instrumentalist and The Journal of the Conductor’s Guild, and as a composer/arranger, he is published through C. Alan and Daehn Publications.