David Thornton Assistant Director of Bands


  • Conducting

East Lansing, MI 48824


David Thornton is joining the faculty at Michigan State University's College of Music as assistant director of bands. He recently earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University where he served an active role teaching and assisting with all aspects of the band program. Prior to coming to MSU, Thornton taught in the state of Florida where he was the assistant director of bands at Eau Gallie High School (Melbourne) and most recently the director of bands at Leon High School (Tallahassee).

A native of Springfield, Virginia, Thornton received his Master's of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University. He has professional affiliations with the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, and the College Band Directors National Association.