University of Pikeville names new Director of Bands and Faculty-in-Residence

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is continuing to advance its band and faculty-in-residence programs by naming Trevor Bailey as the new director of bands and welcoming him to be the faculty-in-residence at the university.

Bailey began serving as the assistant director of bands at UPIKE in 2019 and has been instrumental in its growth. 

“I am honored to serve as the next Director of Bands here at UPIKE,” said Bailey. “My goals are to provide a safe learning environment for our students, help them to become the best version of themselves, and bring a high level of musical excellence to the campus, community and region.”

He received his bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. He was a member of the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble and served as the baritone section leader for The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band at the university.

Bailey earned a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant with the band program, was a member of the music department’s recruiting team, assisted in hosting the College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division and American Bandmasters Association conferences. Bailey also taught undergraduate courses in conducting and marching band techniques.

During his time at the University of Alabama, Bailey served as a graduate teaching assistant for the band program, where he studied under the guidance of Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello. He assisted in the band program’s daily operations, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band, and aiding in the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands and Summer Crimson Music Camps. He also served as the conductor of the university band and doctoral conducting associate for the Alabama Wind Ensemble. He will be completing his D.M.A. in Wind Conducting later this year. 

UPIKE Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D., believes Bailey demonstrates the skills to positively impact students in his new roles.

“Trevor Bailey displays extraordinary leadership abilities and a deep desire to engage our UPIKE students,” said Werth. “We are so pleased to welcome Trevor as he leads the band program during the next phase of program growth, collaboration and student engagement.”

Bailey additionally welcomes the new challenge of taking on the role of faculty-in-residence at UPIKE and will work collaboratively with other faculty members to create social and academic growth opportunities for students. 

“This appointment is one I take seriously and will always act in the best interest of not only our honors students but every member of the student body,” said Bailey. “My door will be open to each and every one of them. I want to be a force for good here at the University of Pikeville and this role will certainly help me do so.”

For more information about the UPIKE Band Program, email Bailey at or call 606-218-5740.