Dr. Craig B. Parker

Music History

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

Craig 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 K-State 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 Venetian music ca. 1600. He has published over 40 articles, chapters, editions, and reviews. He has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, most recently on “Joan Tower’s Compositions for Brass Instruments” at the 2013 College Music Society national conference and on “Robert M. Stevenson as Teacher, Mentor, and Friend” for the 2013 American Musicological Society annual conference.

Parker was on the advisory board for the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013) and is the College Music Society board member for musicology. 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.”


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