Associate Director of Bands
292 Band Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
P: (225) 578-2259
F: (225) 578-4693
Dr. Dennis Llinás is the Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University. His responsibilities include conducting the LSU Symphonic Winds, teaching undergraduate conducting, directing the LSU Bengal Brass Basketball Band, and assisting with the LSU Tiger Marching Band. From 2003 to 2007, Llinás was director of bands at Miami Coral Park Senior High School where he conducted the concert ensembles, directed the jazz program, marching band, and the percussion ensemble. From 2007 to 2008, he was the assistant director at W. Charles Akins High School in Austin, TX. His responsibilities included directing the percussion ensemble, providing private lessons to the percussion studio, conductor of the Concert Band, assistant conductor of the Wind Ensemble, and director of the Jazz Band.
In the world of marching arts, Llinás is an active arranger/composer/show designer producing competitive marching band and indoor percussion shows for over 50 programs across the nation. Several of his works have been published by Center X Productions and performances of his works could be heard throughout the country including Oklahoma State University, Winthrop University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Several special projects have been commissioned of him by Estefan Enterprises in Miami, FL for the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins, as well as the 2007 Orange Bowl Halftime Production with special guest star from American Idol Taylor Hicks.
As a composer, Llinás has been commissioned to compose works for musicians from across the country. Recently, two works have been recorded by Mark Hetzler, trombone professor at The University of Wisconsin, on Summit Records on two separate albums in 2012. His compositions and arrangements have also been performed by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, The University of Texas Men’s and Women’s Chorus, the Dallas Wind Symphony, as well as performances by solo artists from The University of Texas, Furman University, and Huston-Tillotson University.
Llinás is an active clinician and guest conductor in the United States. In 2012, he appeared as a guest conductor with the West Point Band conducting music by Michael Daugherty. He maintains memberships in the Conductors Guild, the College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Golden Key National Honors Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society. His recording credits include projects with The University of Texas at Austin, Summit Records, and Florida International University.
Dr. Llinás received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida International University and both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary conducting professors were Roby George and Jerry Junkin.