Albert Nguyen

Director of Bands

(901) 678-4183
CFA 116
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Albert Nguyen (D.M.A.)


  • D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • M.M., Master of Music, University of Texas, 2006
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Arkansas Tech University, 1999


Dr. Albert Nguyen is the director of bands and area coordinator of conducting at the University of Memphis. He holds the Pearl Wales Professorship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University of Memphis in teaching, creative activity, and service. Dr. Nguyen's responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the University Bands program, conducting the Wind Ensemble, leading the graduate wind conducting program, and serving as the Executive Director of the University of Memphis Summer at the Scheidt Program. Under Dr. Nguyen's direction, ensembles have performed at the CBDNA Southern Regional Conference, the TNMEA All-State Conference, and Internationally in Austria and Italy. As a conductor and clinician, he has worked with ensembles and students throughout the United States, including the Mid-South, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Texas. Dr. Nguyen received the First Tennessee Professorship for contributing to the University of Memphis's educational, research, outreach, and service missions.

Dr. Nguyen began his professional teaching career as the Director of Bands at Morrilton High School in Morrilton, AR. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of Kappa Kappa, Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Beta Mu and serves the College Band Directors National Association as a member of the Diversity Committee.