Russell McCutcheon serves as Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he conducts the Wind Symphony, the Symphony Band and assists with Bullets Marching Band. In addition, he teaches conducting, music education, music technology, and supervises student teachers in the field.
Dr. McCutcheon received his Ph.D. in Music Education with a concentration in Wind Conducting from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Music Education from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
In 2018, McCutcheon was awarded 2nd Place for The American Prize in Musical Theater Conducting, a national non-profit competition in the performing arts. In 2016, McCutcheon was named an American Prize Finalist in the Conducting: University and College Bands Division.
Dr. McCutcheon is the founding conductor of the Atlantic Chamber Winds, whose recordings, Volumes 1 and II of The Cochran Chamber Winds Commissioning Series, were released in 2012 and 2016 on the Mark Masters Label. McCutcheon is also the Conductor and Musical Director of the Pennsylvania Lions All-State Band, which performs yearly in Pennsylvania and regularly tours nationally and internationally. He is a contributor to the best-selling book series, “Teaching Music through Performance in Bands,” and is an active clinician and guest conductor.