LHHS Instrumental Music Director
Denny Bui graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. Mr. Bui is a member of the honor society, Pi Lambda Theta. While in school, he performed in various groups such as Symphonic Band, University Trumpet Ensemble, and Lab Jazz Band. Mr. Bui currently plays with various local orchestras, brass ensembles, and wind ensembles in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, as well as works with the True Brass Choir as an Education Outreach Associate, Librarian, and as a member of the trumpet section. Mr. Bui has performed at various venues such as the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
As an educator, Mr. Bui is the Director of Instrumental Music at Laguna Hills High School. He previously worked at San Marino, Alhambra High School as a music coach and doubled as a visual instructor during the marching band season, Rosemead High School as a music coach for WGI Winds, and also coached at South Pointe Middle school’s brass camp. In addition to teaching in schools, he also teaches privately in the Los Angeles area.
As a conductor, Mr. Bui has conducted concerts and worked with local composers. He has guest-conducted various ensembles, was the assistant conductor for CSULB’s Concert Band, and won the undergraduate conducting competition at CSULB. He is currently the assistant conductor and wind coach of the Four Seasons Youth Orchestra. He has worked with Professor H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Michael Haithcock, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Dr. Travis Cross, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Therinen, and Maestro Benjamin Wallfisch in conducting workshops. Mr. Bui is currently studying under Dr. Jermie Arnold while have taken lessons from Professor Anthony Maiello, Professor John Carnahan, and Dr. Tony Mazzaferro.