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Terry Caviness

Terry Caviness holding a wind instrument with black shirt and white pants on

Adjunct Instructor - Applied Brass

Contact Information

Tyler Hall 029
[email protected]

Office hours

Wednesdays by appointment

Terry Caviness is Director of Bands at G. Ray Bodley High School, where he directs the schools Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, Jazz/Rock Combo, Pep Band and Brass Ensemble. He also serves on the high schools Leadership Team. Mr. Caviness is an adjunct professor of Brass at SUNY Oswego.  He is co-founder and conductor of the Allegro Youth Wind Ensemble program. Mr. Caviness was most recently seen playing lead trumpet for the show Sweeney Todd at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and in recitals of solo music for trumpet at SUNY Oswego.  As a clinician Mr. Caviness has participated in clinics at The Eastman School of Music, The Crane School of Music, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, NYSSMA conference, NYSBDA conference and county events. Mr. Caviness has guest conducted the Susquehanna University band festival, the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, high school bands and select festivals.  He was founder of Artstars, a community support group for the arts. He serves on the board of the Central Winds and has served on the board of the Oswego County Music Educators. Mr. Caviness holds Music Performance and Education degrees from SUNY Fredonia, a Master of Music performance from Northwestern University and a CAS in Adminstration from Syracuse University.

Currently:  Substitute Trumpet: Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. 
Lead Trumpet - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse 

G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton, NY 
Allegro Youth Wind Ensemble
Allegro Summer Programs


B.A./B.S. SUNY Fredonia 

M.M. Northwestern Univ. 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership 

Doctoral study at Syracuse University

Grant Cooper 
Charlie Geyer 
Vincent Cichowicz 
Charlie Schluter 
John Paynter 

Classes Taught

Applied Brass 
Brass Ensemble