Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Coordinator of Music Education
D.M.A. in Conducting, Texas Tech University
M.M.E. in Music Education, University of Kansas
B.S. in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Studied conducting with John Cody Birdwell, Gary Lewis, James Hile, Robert Foster, and James Barnes. Studied tuba performance with Fritz Kaenzig, Mark Moore, Scott Watson, and Kevin Wass. Previously served as Director of Bands at South Dakota State University and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Utah. Six years of public school teaching experience in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Illinois. Active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.
Affiliations: Member of Music Educators National Conference, South Dakota Bandmasters Association, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, and the National Band Association; An elected jury member of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield Committee, and an honorary inducted member of Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Richard B. Tolley Service Award at Texas Tech