Mr. John Zastoupil
Lecturer, Associate Director of Bands
Location: FA 239
Mailing Address: Box 19015
John Zastoupil is the Associate Director of Bands and lecturer in Music Education at the University of Texas Arlington. In this position, he conducts the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, directs the athletic band program and teaches courses in music education and marching band techniques. Mr. Zastoupil serves as an active guest clinician and conductor throughout the country.
Most recently, he completed coursework towards the degree of Doctor of Music in Wind Conducting at Northwestern University. In Evanston, he served as a conducting associate with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble as well as assisting with conducting classes. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor in the School of Music teaching intro to music courses to non-majors.
Prior to Northwestern, John served as the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Band at Eastern Michigan University. His responsibilities included conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and band arranging, as well as overseeing all aspects of the athletic band program. While at Eastern, he served as a three-time host to the Bands of America Regional Marching Contest, was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and was named Outstanding Lecturer in Classroom Instruction in 2008.
A native Texan, Zastoupil earned a Masters of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Michigan, and while in Ann Arbor, held the position of Music Director with the Michigan Pops Orchestra for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Zastoupil matriculated through the Texas public school system outside of Houston before receiving a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University. He taught in Eanes ISD at Westlake High School and Hill Country Middle School in Austin, TX and also is a former student of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
His professional affiliations include the College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and honorary membership in Kappa Kappa Psi.
John and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Arlington, TX.