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December, 15, 2021
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM


W 179


David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Culture Building: Emerging From COVID-19 With Excellence and Community

Clinic Synopsis:

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced programs to spend the majority of the last year and a half apart from one another. As a result, the sense of community and culture of many programs has withered. As we emerge from the pandemic, now is the time to invest and rebuild or reimagine your culture. We will explore timeless fundamentals of culture building, look at examples of great cultures, and ways to build your own culture of excellence post-COVID.

David Montgomery - Biographical Information

David Montgomery is Associate Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Baylor University where he teaches courses in band music education and observes student teachers. Prior to his appointment at Baylor, Dr. Montgomery was Associate Director of Bands at Western Michigan University for fourteen years, and taught in the North Carolina public schools. Dr. Montgomery is an accomplished teacher and was recognized as a finalist for the “University Distinguished Teaching Award,” and was recipient of the “Dean’s Teaching Award” at WMU. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Montgomery frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician. He is published in The Instrumentalist, The National Band Association Journal, Bandmaster's Review, The Southwestern Musician and The Journal of Band Research as well as given numerous presentations at music conferences across Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, and North Carolina, including the College Band Directors National Association. Additionally, he served as State Chairperson of the Michigan chapter of the National Band Association. Dr. Montgomery is the founder and director of Serviam Leadership Academy, a high school marching band leadership camp.