Gina Lenox has served as the music director of the Doylestown Symphonic Winds since 2010. She is the band and orchestra director at Log College Middle School in the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania. There she directs the Log College Middle School concert bands, orchestra, chamber orchestra, jazz band, and co-directs the William Tennent High School Marching Band.
Ms. Lenox received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude in 2001. She received her Master of Music in conducting at the University of North Texas in 2008 where she studied with Eugene M. Corporon. She has also studied conducting with Dennis Fisher, Jack Stamp, Jason Worzbyt, and David Gregory. Ms. Lenox studied French horn with William Scharnberg and Jack Scandrett. In addition to teaching, Ms. Lenox performs with the Warminster Symphony and various groups in the Bucks County area.
Ms. Lenox served as Assistant Conductor of the Lonestar Wind Orchestra during their 2007-08 season. In June of 2005, Ms. Lenox was the first woman selected from a nationwide competition to conduct the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America as part of the National Band Association’s Young Conductor Mentor Program. Ms. Lenox has served as production assistant for a number of recording projects including the GIA Windworks Series, Composer Collections, and Teaching Music through Performance in Band. She has also published two study guides in the GIA “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” series.
Ms. Lenox holds professional membership in the Bucks County Music Educators Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, and founding member of the Kappa Beta Chapter at IUP.
Michael W. Pettis
Michael W. Pettis is a passionate educator, musician, composer, arranger, and conductor whose life’s work is to inspire creativity, growth, and understanding through music. Michael earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition from West Chester University and his Master’s in Music Performance on Tuba, at Rutgers University while also studying conducting with the Late Daryll Bott, former Director of Bands at Rutgers University. Michael previously served as Artistic Director for the Highland Park Municipal Band and has conducted various wind groups at West Chester University, Rutgers University, and Temple University. He serves as Assistant Conductor/General Manager and Chair of the Chamber Ensembles Committee in his last season with Philadelphia Wind Symphony. Currently, Michael is the 9th Grade Band Director at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA, also teaching various levels of Music Theory classes, and Music Production & Digital Recording. He has worked with various marching arts groups around the Tri-state region, and currently on staff with Neshaminy High School Marching Band.