Composer. Conductor. Educator.
Jeff Herwig is currently the Director of Bands at Mercer Area Middle-Senior High School in Mercer, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for all secondary instrumental activities in the district. He directs the Middle School Concert Band, Senior High Concert Band, Senior High Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, and Marching Band.
Jeff is the founder of M&M Music Press, LLC, based out of Mercer, Pennsylvania. Many of Jeff’s works for concert band and chamber ensembles are distributed exclusively through M&M Music Press. His piece, "The Bridge," was recently chosen as a winning selection in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 2019 Composition Contest. Jeff is a member of the Millennium Composers Initiative, ASCAP, and the American Composers Forum.
In 2020, Jeff founded the Three Rivers Wind Symphony, for which he is the conductor and artistic director. TRWS is a professional wind ensemble dedicated to expanding the diversity of the wind band repertoire.
Prior to working in the Mercer Area School District, Jeff served as the Director of Bands at Titusville Area High School located in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Jeff completed his undergraduate work in Music Education at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and recently earned his Master of Music in Conducting from Messiah College.
Jeff currently resides with his wife Megan and their two children in Mercer, Pennsylvania.