Senior Lecturer
Diehn School of Music

Alexander Trevino

NORFOLK, 23529

Alexander Treviño comes to Old Dominion University from Seattle, Washington. While at the University of Washington, Treviño served as assistant director of the Husky Marching Band and Husky Basketball Bands from 2004 to 2007. Professor Treviño also directed the Husky Volleyball Band in 2005, which accompanied the Washington Volleyball Team to the NCAA Finals in San Antonio, Texas where the Huskies earned a National Championship victory over Nebraska.
Treviño also served as a graduate teaching assistant teaching music courses for the University Of Washington School Of Music, as well as teaching undergraduate music education majors in instrumental classroom methods and rehearsal conducting. He also conducted the University Symphonic Band with J. Brad McDavid.

Treviño has recently completed doctoral coursework for the PhD. in Music Education from the University of Washington, where he studied with Steven Morrison, Steven Demorest, Patricia Campbell, and Tim Salzman.

Prior to his time at The University of Washington, Professor Treviño worked as a graduate assistant with the University of Tennessee "Pride of the Southland" Marching Band. Serving from 2002 through 2004, he assisted in the teaching of marching drill and music performance, and in 2004 introduced a maneuver called "The Zipper-T," a maneuver that has since become a highlight of the Tennessee Pregame show. In addition to his work with the marching band, Professor Treviño also directed the Tennessee Lady Volunteer Basketball Band.

While at Tennessee, Treviño performed as a member of the University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, which performed at Carnegie Hall in 2003. He studied conducting with Gary Sousa and guest conducted university ensembles including the Wind Ensemble. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2004 with a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting.

Professor Treviño holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies with an Emphasis in Music Education from the University of Texas, which he earned in 1995. While attending Texas, Treviño was a performing member of the University of Texas Longhorn Band and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble.

Ph.D. in Music Education, University of Washington, (2008)

M.M. in Instrumental Conducting, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (2004)

B.M. in Music Education, The University of Texas at Austin, (1995)


Marching/Athletic Bands, Music Education, Marching Band Arranging/Techniques

Research Interests

Band History, Gesture Recognition, Music and the Brain, Socio-historical wind band history


Trevino, A. R. (2011). Teaching Brass to Beginners [Review]. International Trombone Association Journal 39 (2).
Trevino, A. R., Morrison J.. and Sielert, V. (2008). Jazz Expertise and its relationship to pitch and rhythm placement among trumpet players. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.
Trevino, A. R. (2007). A Revisionist View of Band Development in American Music Education. National Band Association Journal.
Trevino, A. R. (2004). Air For Winds by Melvin L. Shelton. Teaching Music through Performance in Band/ Chicago: GIA Publications 5 , pp. pp. 122-126.


Trevino, A. R. (July , 2007). An Evaluation of Socio-Historical Perceptions of Music The Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research Bangkok, Thailand.
Trevino, A. R. (July , 2007). Socio-historical considerations of wind bands in the United States The College Music Society International Conference Bangkok, Thailand.
Trevino, A. R. (April , 2006). Jazz Expertise and its Relationship to Pitch and Rhythm Placement among Trumpet Players MENC National In-Service Conference Salt Lake City, Utah.
Trevino, A. R. (March , 2006). Developing an Effective (and Practical!) Curriculum for your Marching Band Techniques Course CBDNA Western/Northwestern District Convention Reno, Nevada.
Trevino, A. R. (February , 2006). An Investigation of Undergraduate Musicians’ Interpretation of Conducting Gesture WMEA State Conference Yakima, Washington.
Trevino, A. R. (April , 2005). Accommodation to Interpretation: Jazz Expertise and its Relationship to Pitch and Rhythm The Sixteenth International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2016: You Make the Difference Award, Old Dominion University Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment of Student Affairs
  • 2012: Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Shining Star Award , Old Dominion University Office of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Special Guest, U.S. Army All-American Bowl, United States Army Cadet Command, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2007: Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, The University of Washington
  • 1993: Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship, The University of Texas
  • 1993: President, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, The University of Texas
  • 1990: National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The University of Texas
  • 1989: Texas Excellence Scholarship, The University of Texas