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Dr. Craig B. Parker

Music History

McCain Auditorium 128
785.532.3810 | cbp@k-state.edu


Craig B ParkerCraig B. Parker teaches undergraduate and graduate music history and also plays trumpet with the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet. He has also taught a variety of music theory courses at KSU as well as applied trumpet and horn. Parker was a member of numerous professional ensembles, including the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto (Italy) Festival Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Composers Brass Quintet.

Parker’s research specialties are American music since 1945, Sousa’s Band and its members, and Stravinsky in the U.S. He has published over 40 articles, chapters, editions, and reviews. He has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, most recently on “Edwin Gerschefski: Chameleon Composer from Georgia” at the spring 2016 American Musicological Society South-Central chapter meeting; on “Igor Stravinsky at the Ojai Music Festival” at the 2016 International Musicological Society conference in Stavanger, Norway; and on “Japanese Elements in the Compositions of Alan Hovhaness” at the 2017 College Music Society Great Plains chapter conference and at the 20th Congress of the International Musicological Society in Tokyo (March 2017).

Parker was on the advisory board for the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013) and served as the College Music Society board member for musicology (2014-16). At K-State, Parker has won the William Stamey Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction and the Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award. In March 2011, he received the Society for American Music Distinguished Service Citation “in recognition of his sustained contributions to the society and its appreciation for nurturing our national music.”