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 K-State 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, the most recent being “Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Bierley,” in the spring 2011 issue of The Bulletin of the Society for American Music. He has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, most recently on “Stravinsky and Ingolf Dahl: Portrait of a Collaboration” at the 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society (July 5, 2012; Rome, Italy).

Parker was advisor in the subject area of brass and wind performers for the forthcoming Grove Dictionary of American Music, and is chair of the American Band History Research Interest Group of the Society for American Music. 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.


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