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Music Faculty, Interim Director of Bands"Over the years, I have had a number of close friends and former students who were proud graduates of Morehead State University and the School of Music.  Early on in my career, I was made aware of the legendary work of Robert Hawkins and the Morehead State University Bands.  This awareness continued with the outstanding work of Dr. Richard Miles and Dr. Susan Creasap.  My wife and I feel that Morehead State University is a very unique and special place for young people to study music.  We are here to help out this year and look forward to the opportunity to work with the students and faculty and enjoy the Morehead, Kentucky community."

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Dr. Christopher Gallaher

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Dr. Christopher Gallaher, Professor Emeritus, Dept. Chair / Music Theory / Composition
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: PhD, Indiana University
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Bio

Dr. Chris Gallaher was a member of the music faculty at Morehead State University from 1972 until his retirement in June 2003. Coming to MSU after serving on the music faculty at Frostburg [MD] State University for four years, Dr. Gallaher served as the Chair of the Department of Music for 18 of his 31 years at the university. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Music at MSU. Dr. Gallaher was recognized as a recipient of one of the University's most prized faculty awards in being awarded the 1996-97 "Distinguished Creative Productions Award".

An extensively-published composer/arranger, he received his PhD in Music Theory from Indiana University where he also studied composition with Bernhard Heiden and Juan Orrego-Salas and trumpet with Bill Adam. While living in Bloomington, he became a member of Al Cobine's Big Band, which toured with many entertainment luminaries such as Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, and Elvis Presley.

Due to his deep interest in jazz, his so-called “Classical” works tend to reflect these aspects, which are manifested in this art form.

Remaining in Morehead with his wife Linda, he now spends his time cooking, reading, and composing/arranging in between rounds of golf in addition to playing with his grandsons, Aiden and Gabriel.

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Bachelor of Music Education, Edgewood, KY "MSU has one of the best music education programs in Kentucky. Along with that program the whole department has so many great instructors and ensembles. I find myself improving everyday thanks to everything provided to me here!"

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