Anthony "Tony" HammondTony Hammond

Visiting Instructor/Director of Bands
B.A., B.M. University of Montana
M.M. Sam Houston State University
Phone: 406.238.7283
Office: Losekamp Hall 22C


Anthony Hammond joined the music faculty of Rocky Mountain College in 2007 after teaching grades 5-12 instrumental and choral music in Arlee, Mont., and Red Lodge, Mont. His primary focus at RMC is directing the instrumental ensembles: the concert band and various chamber groups, including the percussion ensemble. Professor Hammond also teaches the low brass studio (trombone, euphonium, and tuba) and the instrumental methods courses. His jazz studies classes include the jazz ensemble, jazz theory and improvisation, and jazz history.

Professor Hammond earned his master's of conducting degree from Sam Houston State University. He also holds a bachelor's of arts in music and a bachelor's of music in education from the University of Montana, where he studied trombone and jazz with Lance Boyd and David Morgenroth and conducting with Dr. Steven Bolstad. Professor Hammond maintains his Montana teaching license and is a member of CBDNA, MMEA, NAFME, JEN, and the Montana Bandmasters Association. He maintains a busy schedule as a clinician and adjudicator in jazz, concert band, and low brass; he also performs regularly around Billings and Montana on trombone in various genres, including jazz, funk, and classical.

Courses Taught

  • MUS 101: Introduction to Music
  • MUS 140: Introduction to Music of the World's Peoples
  • MUS 204/304: Jazz History
  • MUS 218: Jazz Theory and Improvisation
  • MUS 283/383: Concert Band
  • MUS 286/386: Jazz Ensemble
  • MUS 325/326: Instrumental Methods I & II
  • Percussion Ensemble