2019 Honor Band Festival
During his time at Franklin College the band program has more than doubled in size and has collaborated with guest artists, presented joint performances with local high school bands, participated in a commission and presented emotional and musically enriching performances. Concerts have been lauded as “a joy to attend” and that attending is like being “in a classroom as well as a concert.”
Dr. Black received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind band conducting from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Dr. Cody Birdwell, and the Master of Music in conducting degree from the University of Connecticut, where he studied with Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw. Dr. Black began his collegiate studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
Dr. Black is active as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, trumpet player and community member. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Indiana Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary band sorority, and Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity.