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Episode 131 - Corey Pompey

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Release Date: 10/07/2019

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Corey Pompey is the director of athletic bands and associate director of bands at the University of Wisconsin.

Topics:

  • Corey’s background and how he started with violin, switched to cello, then trumpet, and then finally the saxophone.
  • Corey’s experiences as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama and as a member and drum major of the “Million Dollar Band.”
  • Corey’s K-12 teaching experience and his doctorate at the University of Texas as a student of Jerry Junkin.
  • The importance of marching band and what great marching programs have in common with each other.
  • The marching program at the University of Wisconsin and taking over for Mike Leckrone and becoming only the second marching band director since 1969!

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Biography:

In the spring of 2019, Corey Pompey was appointed associate director of bands at UW-Madison, succeeding longtime director Mike Leckrone.

Most recently, Dr. Pompey was assistant professor of music, associate director of bands/director of athletic bands at the University of Nevada-Reno. Prior, he served as the assistant director of bands at Pennsylvania State University, where he assisted with the Penn State Marching Blue Band and Athletic Bands, conducted the Concert Band, taught undergraduate conducting, and assisted with student teacher supervision.

Dr. Pompey also served as an assistant instructor with University Bands at The University of Texas at Austin. He was involved in all creative and administrative aspects of the program, some of which include The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and The Longhorn Band. Dr. Pompey taught in the public schools of Alabama for seven years prior to moving to Texas.

Dr. Pompey holds the bachelor of science degree in music education and the master of arts degree in music education from The University of Alabama. He earned his doctor of musical arts degree in wind conducting at The University of Texas. Principal conducting teachers include Jerry F. Junkin, Kenneth Ozzello, and Gerald L. Welker.

Professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha.