Music Education Alumnus to Direct BGSU Marching Band
Bowling Green State University announces Michael King as their new director of the Falcon Marching Band.
MSU alumnus Michael King (BM 2007) will finish his DMA with the University of South Carolina (USC) this spring, then make the trip to Bowling Green, Ohio, to serve on the faculty and direct the Falcon’s ensemble.
A Michigan native, King studied music education and played the saxophone at the College of Music. He went on to teach high school and middle school band in Flower Mound and Fort Worth, Texas, and to earn his master's of music at Central Michigan University where he also served as the graduate assistant conductor. As a doctoral conducting associate at USC, King helped instruct and organize the 375-member “Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Carolina Band.
“He was a terrific role model in our studio while here at MSU,” says Joe Lulloff, professor of saxophone and one of Michael’s teachers at the College of Music. “He will make a wonderful mentor in the band program at Bowling Green. Such an energetic and engaging conductor with great musical and pedagogical skills, it’s no surprise hearing of his success. We are so pleased and proud of him.”
Source, Bowling Green University: BGSU proudly announces Michael King as the new director of the FMB! By Tony Cleeton.