Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

William Kinne D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands
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Office Location

106 Corthell Hall


(207) 780-5267

Academic Degrees

  • BM, Music Education, University of New Hampshire
  • MM, Conducting, University of Michigan
  • DMA, Conducting, University of Colorado


William Kinne is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Southern Maine, where he conducts the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. Dr. Kinne also teaches undergraduate courses on conducting and music
education and leads the graduate program in wind conducting.

Before his appointment at USM, Dr. Kinne was the Associate Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University, where he directed concert and athletic bands and taught conducting. Under Dr. Kinne’s direction, the Lumberjack Marching Band performed the halftime show for the
National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals.

Dr. Kinne is a founding member of the Colorado New Music Ensemble and former Conductor of the Boulder Concert Band. He is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and has worked with university and high school bands from Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Recently, he presented clinics at the Arizona Music Education Association Conference and to the music faculty of the Clark County School District in Nevada.

Dr. Kinne’s career as a music educator spans a decade of teaching middle and high school instrumental music. Ensembles under his direction have earned praise for cross-disciplinary performances and have earned superior ratings at state festivals. His research interests include the intersection of music creation and technology, the music of Charles Ives, and a wind ensemble transcription of Dmitri Shostakovich’s operetta, “The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse.”

Dr. Kinne holds degrees from The University of New Hampshire, The University of Michigan, and The University of Colorado Boulder. His primary conducting teachers are Allan McMurray, Donald McKinney, Michael Haithcock, and Andrew Boysen. Dr. Kinne is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and The National Association for Music Education and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.