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By: Laura Damron |
July 3, 2019
Trevor Bailey has been named Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Pikeville. Bailey joins the ranks of Director of Bands Mike Phillips, Ph.D., and Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Mike Bell. He will be instrumental in continuing to grow UPIKE Bands.
am incredibly excited to join the band staff here at UPIKE,” Bailey said. “I
look forward to helping this program grow into something that the university,
community and Kentucky will be proud of. Go Bears!”
Bailey comes to UPIKE from
Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he recently completed a graduate teaching assistantship
at the University of Alabama and studied under the guidance of the
institution’s director of bands, Dr. Kenneth B. Ozzello. Bailey assisted in the
daily operations of the band program, supervised 400 students of the Million
Dollar Band, and aided in the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade
of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands and Summer Crimson Music Camps. In addition, he
served as the conductor of the University Band and doctoral conducting associate
for the Alabama Wind Ensemble.
Before his time in
Tuscaloosa, Bailey earned a Master of Music Education degree from the
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), 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,
and taught undergraduate courses in conducting and marching band techniques.
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 will be completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting later this year.
Outside of his education, in 2007, Bailey began serving as a brass
instructor and recruiting coordinator for The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps
and played a vital role in helping the corps return to the 2009 Drum Corps
International Finals after a 23-year absence. He has also served as a brass
instructor with the Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment and The Cadets. In 2012, Bailey
was a clinician and judge for Yamaha Music of Asia, mentoring several bands in
Thailand and Malaysia including the Horwang Marching Band from Bangkok,
Thailand. Under his leadership they achieved their second consecutive silver medal,
placing during Thailand’s 2012 Indoor Marching Band Championships.
Bailey holds memberships with Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band
Fraternity; Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity; and National Band Association. He
served as chapter sponsor for the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi during
his tenure at UNR.