Conductor of the Wind Ensemble
Director of the Pep Band
Christy Muncey is currently director of the Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble and
Pep Band. Before her appointment as director with JHU, Ms. Muncey was the director of
the Colorado State University Concert Orchestra, assistant conductor for the Colorado State
University Symphony and Opera CSU, assistant conductor of the Thornton Community Band,
and Apprentice Conductor with the Fort Collins Symphony. Ms. Muncey has a Masters of Music
in Conducting as well as a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, both from Colorado State
University. She currently attends The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where
she is working towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting with Harlan Parker. In
addition to her studies at Peabody, Ms. Muncey also assists with the Peabody Wind Ensemble
and with beginning through advanced conducting classes.
Before beginning her masters degree, Ms. Muncey taught for five years at Wheat Ridge High
School. While at Wheat Ridge Ms. Muncey was the Instrumental Music director and conducted
concert band, string orchestra, musical orchestra, and directed the jazz band and marching
band. In addition to her high school teaching experience, Ms. Muncey has also taught flute and
marching master classes to high school students in Colorado and Georgia as well as drum major
conducting at the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp. Ms. Muncey has studied conducting
with Harlan Parker, Wes Kenney and Steven Moore.
Ms. Muncey is also an active flutist. She is a member of Maryland flute choir Flutes on the Brink
where she performs on flute as well as acts as assistant conductor. Ms. Muncey has performed
with several orchestras, wind ensembles, and flute choirs. Most recently she performed with the
Colorado State University Flute Choir at the National Flute Convention in August 2012. Ms.
Muncey’s flute teachers include Michelle Stanley, Greg LaLiberté, and Kelly Via.
Director of Jazz Ensemble and Combos
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David Saenz, a Texas native, is JHU Jazz Ensemble Director and Director of bands at Chinquapin Middle School in Baltimore City. David plays alto saxophone with S-quire (a Baltimor
e area jazz quartet) and plays lead alto with the Whit Williams Big Band.
Beginning in fall 2006, David directed the Chinquapin Champion Band in the annual Baltimore City Concert Band Festival, at yearly Winter and Spring Concerts, and in numerous Pep Band performances. David also lead the Chinquapin Jazz Band in performances for Baltimore City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at City Hall and for Juror Appreciation Week at the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse.
David specializes in jazz saxophone and earned a BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and an MM from New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with notable players in the Boston and Pittsburgh areas including Darren Barrett, Roger Humphries and Jason Palmer. His 2003 recording, Disparate Impact, features Jason Palmer (trumpet), Warren Wolf (drums), and Peter Slavov (bass).
David is a member of MENC, MMEA and is a four year resident of Baltimore City.