Kevin Sedatole Professor of Music, Director of Bands, and Chair of the Conducting Area

Area(s):

  • Conducting

114 Music Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 355-7654

About:

Kevin Sedatole serves as director of bands, professor of music, and chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sedatole holds both the doctor of musical arts degree and master of music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his bachelor of music degree from Baylor University. His publications include: One Hundred Years of the Michigan Marching Band, published by the University of Michigan Press; “Michael Daugherty's Niagara Falls: A Conductor's Analysis” and “Gordon Jacob's Music for a Festival: A Conductor's Analysis,” both of which appeared in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band; and “Expressive Conducting: What We Should All Know to Be Musical Conductors,” which appeared in the Texas Music Educators Association publication, Southwestern Musician.

Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, for which he serves as Southwestern Division vice president, the American Bandmasters Association, the Big 12 Band Directors' Association, the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. He holds honorary memberships in the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Band Fraternities, as well as the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Musicians Fraternity.