Kory Katseanes is a Professor of Music and the Director of Orchestras at the BYU School of Music and was the director of the School of Music from 2009-2015.
Professor Katseanes joined the faculty at BYU over 20 years ago and conducts the BYU Philharmonic and BYU Chamber Orchestras at BYU and oversees the operations of the other three orchestras at the university, approximately 450 students all together. Katseanes is also the director of BYU's graduate orchestra conducting program.
In 2021 Katseanes was one of three recipients of BYU's Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching award given to faculty.
Under Katseanes direction the BYU Philharmonic orchestra has also been nominated to receive a Pearl Award.
Katseanes has been a frequent guest conductor and clinician appearing with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, and community orchestras throughout the West. He has worked with All-State orchestras in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming.