Peter Lillpopp Peter Lillpopp is the Director of Bands at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. At FHSU he directs the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and the FHSU Tiger Marching Band. He also teaches courses in conducting, music education, and applied low brass. Peter has been a featured guest clinician throughout the United States and has presented at several state music conferences in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, University of North Texas, Hartt School of Music, and the University of Colorado Boulder where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting and Pedagogy. Prior to his graduate work, Peter taught in the public schools of Texas and Connecticut for seven years.