Theory and Composition
Kenneth Narducci joined the La Sierra University music faculty in 2006 as Director of Wind and Percussion Studies. He will now be overseeing the curriculum and instruction in theory and composition.
He graduated with a BM in trumpet performance from Pacific Union College in 1980 and went on to the University of Oregon on a graduate teaching fellowship. There he played with the faculty brass quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra, and taught undergraduate trumpet majors and brass methods courses, and earned a DMA in Music Theory in 1989.
Beginning in 1982, Dr. Narducci taught at PUC for 25 years, and was recognized with the local and national Zapara Excellence in Teaching Awards in the humanities in 1990, and the PUC Educator of the Year award in 1995. The PUC Wind Ensemble was a featured ensemble at the West/Northwest Division CBDNA Conference in 1996, and had many appearances with the CSUF Wind Festival during that time.
Under his direction, the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble garnered high praise in adjudication at the CSU Fresno Wind Festival in 2008, was one of ten featured ensembles at the College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest Division Conference in Reno in 2010, and shared the gala evening concert with Cal State University Fresno at the 34th Annual Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival in March 2013.
Dr. Narducci is married to Julie, an elementary music education specialist and fellow Zapara recipient, who is now serving as Director of Alumni Relations at La Sierra University. The Narducci’s are owned by three felines, Sukho, Kiji and Latte.
DMA University of Oregon 1989