Dennis Llinás is a Cuban-Columbian conductor and composer. He currently is the Director of Bands at The University of Oregon where he conducts the wind ensemble, teaches graduate & undergraduate conducting, and oversees the band area. A native of Hialeah, FL, Dennis studied at Florida International University & The University of Texas. He is an active clinician Nationally and Internationally conducting in Colombia, Austria, and throughout the US including the Dallas Winds and the West Point Band. He has presented sessions at The Midwest Clinic, WASBE, TMEA (Texas), FMEA, and CBDNA. His compositions and arrangements have been widely performed with recordings by Mark Hetzler and performances by the Dallas Winds, The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, The University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michigan State Wind Symphony, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University, among others.
In the world of the marching arts, Llinás arranges for many high school bands including Forney High School, Lonestar High School, and Poteet High School, as well as universities throughout the US including Louisiana State University, The University of Texas, Penn State University, University of South Florida, The University of Arkansas, The University of Tennessee, and the University of Texas at El Paso.
Upcoming Premieres and Performances
Purdue Fort Wayne University
University of Miami
Dreyfoos School of the Arts at the Midwest Clinic
TMEA 5A All-State Band
Hewitt-Trussville High School at the Music for All Festival
Florida Atlantic University
Arizona State University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Southeastern Louisiana University
March 10, 2023
World Premiere of Sueños de Calle Ocho
The University of Oregon Wind Ensemble will premiere the piece with the commissioning soloist Hiram Diaz of "The President's Own."
November 1, 2022
World Premiere of Chispita
Commissioning party, Sarah Banker, will premiere Chispita at Louisiana State University.