Dwayne Milburn (Lecturer in Music) returns to UCLA after completing a twenty-year career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Music Program. Before joining the Army, he earned a BFA in Music from UCLA (1986), worked as the Director of Cadet Music for the US Military Academy at West Point (1986-90), and received an MM in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music (1992). While in the Army, Dwayne served in a wide variety of locations, to include Washington, DC, Kuwait, and Germany. During this time, he also established a reputation as a noted composer, arranger, and adjudicator, receiving commissions from The University of North Texas, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Pacific Serenades, and the Association of Anglican Musicians.
The Alfred, Kjos, and Ludwig Masters Music Companies publish his band and choral works, and several of his pieces are discussed in the multi-volume anthology, Teaching Music through Performance in Band, edited by Eugene Corporon. Dwayne received his PhD in Music from UCLA in 2009. In addition to teaching composition, orchestration, and conducting at UCLA, he is serving as the Music Director for the Parish of St. Matthew and the St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in Pacific Palisades, California.