Portrait of Anthony M. Falcone

Anthony M. Falcone

Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Bands
Area of Focus: Bands, Conducting, Percussion

Anthony M. Falcone is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His duties include directing the Cornhusker Marching Band, conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching instrumental arranging, and assisting with the administration of all university bands. He is also active in the Percussion Studio, teaching lessons, and conducting the Percussion Ensemble. He has held previous appointments at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He earned his B.M.Ed. and M.M. degrees from James Madison University where he studied percussion with C. William Rice and conducting with Dr. J. Patrick Rooney. He was also a student of concert artist Leigh Howard Stevens in his intensive Summer Marimba Seminar.

Mr. Falcone is very active as a marching and concert band clinician, arranger, and adjudicator for school music programs throughout the country. He serves regularly as a guest conductor for honor bands and his clinics have been received at several state conventions including the Texas Music Educators Association and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Arranger’s Publishing Company and Alfred Publications have published his arrangements. He has also performed across the nation as a percussionist and percussion soloist appearing on national television, radio and motion pictures. Locally he is a member of the Plymouth Brass, and a regular performer with the Lincoln Municipal Band, and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. He is also an educational artist for Innovative Percussion and Remo Inc. He currently serves as National Vice President for Professional Relations for Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and has served as Concert Band Chair for the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association and Nebraska Chapter President of the Percussive Arts Society.

Honors and Awards

UNL Parents Association & Teaching Council Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Outstanding Lecturer Award, 2018
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, A. Frank Martin Award, 2015
National Band Association Citation of Excellence, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015
The Society of Innocents, the Chancellor’s Senior Honorary of the University of Nebraska (inducted 2008)
Admiral, The Great Navy of the State of Nebraska, commissioned 2008
Community Leader Masonic Recognition Award, Grand Lodge of Nebraska, 2007

What do you enjoy the most about being on the faculty at the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Falcone: Working with the students

What do you want others to know about the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Falcone: These students work very hard: long hours, at a very high level

What are you most proud of in the area you work for the Glenn Korff School of Music? 

Falcone: The level of professionalism displayed by the students

What do you like to do outside of the Glenn Korff School of Music?

Falcone: Be with my family, cook, read