Prof. Craig Paré Lends Talents to Greene County Band Festival
March 20, 2009
March 20, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Craig Paré, professor of music and director of University Bands at DePauw, served as guest conductor at last night's 2009 Greene County Band Festival. The event took place at White River Valley Junior-Senior High School in Switz City, Indiana. Dr. Paré is seen in a collection of photos from the competition taken by the Greene County Daily World. (photo at left by Shad Cox)
Access the photo display at the newspaper's Web site.
Paré conducts the DePauw University Band, which has recorded and released seven compact discs under his baton. Learn about the most recent CD, Starsplitter, in this previous story.
Appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993, Dr. Paré teaches conducting, applied percussion, and directs the instrumental music education program, which includes teaching music education courses and the supervising of music student teachers. He has also been an adviser for School of Music Senior Seminar projects. In addition, he is a faculty adviser for the DePauw chapter of Music Educators National Conference (MENC). In 1999, he was awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award from the General Board of Higher Education Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Paré earned a bachelor of music in music education from Barrington College, a master of music in percussion performance from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Prior to his appointment at DePauw, Professor Paré served as director of bands at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. He has also taught at Florida State University, Simpson College, Valdosta State College, and Barrington College and was the co-founder of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, a select wind group composed of the finest high school woodwind, brass, and percussion students in the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky region.
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