DuWayne Dale

photo: DuWayne DaleAssistant Professor of Music
Assistant Director of Bands

Email: dcdale@moreheadstate.edu

DuWayne Dale comes to Morehead State after eighteen years of teaching high school band and orchestra in public schools in Ohio and Kentucky. He has served as adjunct music education and private applied faculty at Kentucky Wesleyan College and as a Regional Arts Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education. Programs under his leadership have had a consistent reputation for performance excellence in both the concert setting and in the marching arts. His students and the ensembles he has directed have been active and highly successful in OMEA, KMEA, TriState, SCGC, WGI, and BOA festivals and competitions as well as in community and regional events. Mr. Dale remains an active instrumentalist, having performed on trombone frequently with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Kim Kelly Big Band, The Owensboro Symphony Second Street Big Band, the Bend in the River Brass Band (River Brass) and numerous other ensembles over the span of his teaching career.

Mr. Dale proudly holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degree from Morehead State University. He completed his Rank I in music education and conducting at the University of Kentucky and is currently in the dissertation phase (ABD) of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from Boston University which he will complete this coming fall. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAME/KMEA), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Band Association (NBA), the MayDay Group, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.  Mr. Dale has contributed to GIA Publications’ Teaching Music Though Performance in Band series and has been interviewed by School Band and Orchestra Magazine.  He was named the KMEA second district High School Music Educator of the Year for 2012-2013 and has also been honored with a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. Mr. Dale has conducted and has been a clinician at state professional development conferences. He will next present at the 2018 KMEA State Conference on the role of music in Kentucky's changing accountability system.
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