Interim Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands (Fall 2018–Spring 2019)
Dr. Joseph Scheivert is the Interim Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Iowa in 2018, where he served as Graduate Teaching Assistant for University Bands, conducted concert ensembles, led the Iowa Pep Band and served as a drill writer, arranger and instructor of the Hawkeye Marching Band. His dissertation research focused on policies and procedures developed by the Big Ten Conference marching bands in response to issues such as social media use, copyright concerns and hazing.
Dr. Scheivert previously taught instrumental music at international schools in Asia, first at International School Eastern Seaboard in Sri Racha, Thailand, followed by the Senri and Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin in Osaka, Japan. Both appointments afforded him opportunities to conduct diverse levels of performers, establish new ensembles and classes, and travel with students both domestically and internationally. He also taught choral and general music in Lewes, Delaware.
Scheivert earned his Master of Music Education in 2007 from the Pennsylvania State University, serving as Graduate Assistant for Athletic Bands, as well as an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Penn State in 2003. He has guest conducted numerous high school and college ensembles, including the Association of International Schools in Asia Honor Band. Scheivert also has presented at multiple professional conferences on the topics of international school teaching and the usage of aerial drones to support marching band rehearsals.
Originally from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, Dr. Scheivert is excited to join the Charlotte community with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, Kathryn, Jacob, Samuel and Benjamin.