Dr. T. André Feagin
Dr. T. André Feagin is the assistant director of bands at Colorado State University (CSU) where he serves as the conductor of the Symphonic Band, provides organizational leadership of all CSU athletic bands, and teaches undergraduate conducting. Prior to this appointment, he served as director of bands at Coastal Carolina University and associate director of bands at the University of Texas at El Paso. His public school teaching experience include serving as director of bands at Watkins Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (TN) where his band program was a consistent recipient of the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Sweepstakes Award.
Dr. Feagin has appeared with numerous All-state and regional honor bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Previous engagements include serving as conductor of the NAfME All-National Concert Band, conductor of the Massachusetts All-State Band, the New Mexico All-State Concert Band, and the New England Intercollegiate Band. He has presented clinics on conducting and the marching arts at the Arizona Music Educators Association State Convention, The Savannah State University Conducting Workshop (GA), The Universiti Teknologi MARA in Selangor, Malaysia, the South Carolina Music Educators Association State Convention, and the New England Band Directors Institute (NH).
In 2004, Dr. Feagin was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America in the inaugural Young Composer/Conductors Mentor Project sponsored by the National Band Association. In 2012, he was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Academy Band at West Point during the Association of Concert Bands National Convention.
Dr. Feagin’s research and scholarly activities include serving as a contributing author in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. In addition, he has been featured in the Instrumentalist, Teaching Music, and Billboard magazines. His doctoral research studies Spanish wind composer Bernardo Adam Ferrero and his wind composition Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a proclamation of “Professor T. André Feagin Day” from the Mayor and City Council of El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Feagin’s teaching experience in Drum Corps International expands two decades. He currently serves on the brass staff of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Previous appointments include serving as brass caption head of the Santa Clara Vanguard and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. He has served on the brass staff of Carolina Crown and is the former executive director and brass caption head of the 2007 DCI Division III World Champion Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. As a performing member, he served four years as conductor of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and was the recipient of the DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award in 2000 and the DCI Division III Director of the Year Award in 2007. He continues his involvement in the marching arts serving as a clinician, consultant, adjudicator, music arranger, visual designer, and program coordinator for some of the nation’s finest high school and university band programs.
Dr. Feagin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, a Master of Music degree in wind conducting, and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. He is grateful for the many mentors throughout his life that have shaped his passion for teaching and music. Among them are Gregg I. Hanson, Thomas Cockrell, Bruce Chamberlain, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Kraig Alan Williams, James Gholson, Denise Gainey, Steven Cohen, and Lapraydia King-Jones.
Dr. Feagin holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, Patron of Mu Phi Epsilon, and honorary memberships in both Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.