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Barry Houser

Faculty Member

  • Position Title:
    • Associate Director of Bands
    • Director of Athletic Bands
    • Clinical Associate Professor of Music
  • Office Address: 1114 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801
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Educational Background

  • BME, University of Florida
  • MM in Conducting, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Barry L. Houser is the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Marching Illini, and Director of the Fighting Illini Athletic Bands where his responsibilities include conducting the Hindsley Symphonic Band, the Athletic Bands, and the 375 member Marching Illini in addition to teaching marching band procedures. Professor Houser’s teaching experience encompasses both extensive public school and university experiences.