Visiting Professor and Artist-in-Residence
Col. John Bourgeois served as the 25th director of The President’s Own Marine Band for 17 years. During that time, he served as music director for the White House. Bourgeois currently serves as president of the John Philip Sousa Foundation as well as president of the National Band Association. He is the first person to hold the John R. Bourgeois Endowed Visiting Professorship. He has been with the College of Music faculty since 1996.