Dr. Brian Shelton , Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music
Brian Shelton is Director of Bands at Texas A & M University-Kingsville, where he directs the Wind Symphony, University Band and the “Pride of South Texas” Javelina Marching Band, and supervises student teachers. Mr. Shelton was born in Richmond Virginia and grew up in the northern suburbs of Illinois. He earned a bachelors degree in music education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and a masters degree in instrumental conducting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is currently working toward a doctorate in conducting at the University of Arizona. His conducting teachers include Stephen Squires, Elwood Smith, Anthony Maiello and Gregg Hanson.
Brian’s music teaching experience includes all levels of public school, from beginning band through collegiate wind ensemble. From 1998-2000, he served as director of instrumental music in Malta, Illinois, and from 2000-2002 he was director of bands at Oak Lawn Community High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. While at George Mason University and the University of Arizona, he directed both concert bands and orchestras while serving as a graduate teaching assistant. An accomplished euphonium and trombone performer, he played with ensembles throughout the country, including the Chicago Brass Band, Wheaton Municipal Band, Old Pueblo Brass Band, Fox Valley Concert Band, Washington Symphony, and the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony. He has also been active as a clinician and adjudicator in the South Texas region, including guest conductor with Texas UIL Region XIV and XV bands.
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Personal Website: http://www.tamuk.edu/music/
This page was last updated on: May 17, 2012