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Dr. Steven Sudduth

Steven Sudduth
Department:
Music
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
Mary McGaw Music Center Office B
Phone:
606.539.4331
Bio:

EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
Master of Music, Western Michigan University, 1989
Bachelor of Music, University of Central Arkansas, 1985

BIO

Steven Sudduth, D.M.A. is director of bands and low brass at the University of the Cumberlands.  He earned the doctor of musical arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He holds masters degrees in trombone performance and composition from Western Michigan University and the University of Central Arkansas.

Previously he has served as director of bands at the University of South Dakota, Dickinson State University, North Dakota and, Pfeiffer University in North Carolina.  He is very active as a conductor and clinician and is frequently sought as a guest conductor at state and regional honor bands. Dr. Sudduth has performed professionally with the South Dakota Brass Quintet and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Opera Company, and the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (MI). He has also served as host and clinician for the Band Director Institute in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Much of his research is devoted to band performance and standards in the secondary school systems. Steven has presented research regarding recruitment and retention techniques at state music education conferences and these have been published nationally.  He has had extensive involvement with the International Trombone Association (ITA), serving as historian, and performing and presenting at various International Trombone Festivals (ITF). Active as a composer, Dr. Sudduth has written numerous compositions and arrangements for band and served as the staff arranger for the National FFA Band. Recently he served as composer in residence for the Alliance High School Wind Ensemble in Alliance, Nebraska. He has won several composition awards, including the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National composition contest and he was the 2005 commissioned composer for the State of North Dakota Music Teachers Association.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Sudduth, Steven (2018). Teaching Music. Alliance High School, Alliance, Nebraska, May 2018. Composer in Residence lecture series.

Sudduth, Steven (2018). College Preparation. Alliance High School, Alliance, Nebraska, May 2018. Composer in Residence lecture series.

Sudduth, Steven (2018). Jazz Improvisation. Alliance High School, Alliance, Nebraska, May 2018. Composer in Residence lecture series.

Sudduth, Steven (2018). Conducting. Alliance High School, Alliance, Nebraska, May 2018. Composer in Residence lecture series.

Sudduth, Steven (2018). The Art of Composition. Alliance High School, Alliance, Nebraska, May 2018. Composer in Residence lecture series.

Sudduth, Steven (2018). Lake Cumberland Honor Band. Somerset, Kentucky, January 2018. Conductor.

Sudduth, Steven (2017). Northern Plains Music Festival. Dickinson, North Dakota, November 2017. Honor Band Conductor.

Sudduth, Steven (2017). Twin Lakes Small School Honor Band. Jackson, Tennessee, March 2017. Senior Band Conductor.

Sudduth, Steven (2016). East Tennessee All State Jr. Clinic Honor Bands. Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2016. Gold Honor Band Conductor.

Criswell, Chad (2016). Recruiting and Keeping Trombonists. National Association for Music Education, January 2016. Contributing Expert.

Faculty Expertise:
Music, Band, Brass