Dr. Craig B. Parker
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.
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 “John Vincent’s
Latin American Tour: Musical Diplomacy in Action” at the 2014
College Music Society national conference and on
“Philanthropist Huntington Hartford and His Influence on
American Music” at the 2015 Society for American Music annual
conference. Parker was a featured performer at the 2015
Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival.
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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