Assistant Professor, Director of Bands
Dr. Serena Weren is the Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Loyola University New Orleans where she directs multiple bands and teaches classes in music education, musician health & wellness, and conducting. She earned her DMA in wind band conducting from Arizona State University under the direction of Gary W. Hill and Wayne Bailey. She also holds a BA in music and geology from Franklin & Marshall College, a BM in music education from Temple University, and a MM in instrumental conducting and a MMEd both from Arkansas State University. Previously, she was the Director of Bands at Middletown High School South and River Plaza Elementary School in New Jersey.
Dr. Weren is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for concert and marching bands across North America. She has guest conducted top community ensembles such as the Brooklyn Wind Symphony and Acadian Wind Symphony, as well as served as a guest conductor, section leader, and adjudicator at the Mid-Europe Festival in Austria and as a featured educator at a marching band camp in Guatemala. Her current research interests include investigating our social and physiological relationship to music making and improving health and wellness knowledge through her work with the Athletes and the Arts. She has presented at Midwest, PAMA, CBDNA and CMS conferences and is an active member of CBDNA, NBA, NAfME, PAMA, CMS, TMEA, and WASBE.
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Music
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118