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Arthur C. Bartner

Arthur C. Bartner

Dr. Arthur C. Bartner is a Professor of Music at USC and will begin his 40th year as director of the Trojan Marching Band in 2009. Born in New Jersey, Dr. Bartner received his Ed.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan. Under his leadership, the band has earned two platinum albums with the rock group Fleetwood Mac, has appeared on The Academy Awards and visited 17 countries. Dr. Bartner has also conducted massed bands at the 1984 Summer Olympics, four Super Bowls and the openings of EPCOT and Euro Disneyland. He has guest conducted and adjudicated musical groups throughout the world, including Geneva, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Vancouver.

Dr. Bartner has been frequently honored with awards for his lifelong dedication to music education, including the prestigious National Association of Music Educators' Lowell Mason Fellow Award, the Association of Trojan Leagues' Outstanding Service Award and the USC Parents Association's Teaching and Mentoring Award. As an avocation, he is a dedicated student of art history and has led tours through some of the major art museums in the world, including the Uffizi in Florence and the Hermitage in St.Petersburg.

I hope to enlighten you with knowledge gleaned from my life's work and love as we visit beautiful St. Moritz, enjoy Italy's Lake District, and see Leonardo DaVinci's masterpiece The Last Supper in Milan. This trip will also be special since it will kickoff my 40th year as director of the Trojan Marching Band so you can be part of a very personal milestone for me.

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