Assistant Professor, Director of Bands, Trumpet
W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 115
Phone: (605) 658-3468
John P. LaCognata was appointed Director of Bands at the University of South Dakota in 2017. Dr. LaCognata received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois (1986), Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Auburn University (1989) and PhD in Music Education with an emphasis in Wind Conducting from the University of Florida (2010) where he was awarded a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship.
Wind Bands, Instrumental Conducting, Trumpet
Student Assessment in Performance-based Ensembles