Summer Music Programs


Band Camp Guest Conductors

There will be three bands plus a jazz band at the 2015 edition of Band Camp!

2015 Guest Conductor Information

Kevin R. Gulden has been a band director in a very successful program at Olmsted Falls Middle School for over twenty-nine years.  He has been a clinician for area music departments, guest speaker for future educators, conductor for honor bands, adjudicator for area contests, and a performer throughout the state of Ohio. He has been a long-time participant in Baldwin Wallace University summer music programs.  Mr. Gulden is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and obtained his Masters Degree from Cleveland State University.  He, his wife, and two children reside in Strongsville, Ohio.

Jared Rawlings serves as Director of Music Education and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Stetson University School of Music. He teaches courses in the School of Music and Department of Education, advises and supervises undergraduate music education majors, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the Music Education degree program.

Prior to his appointment at Stetson University, Rawlings served as the Allen P. Britton graduate fellow (2013-2015) at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance; adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University and Adrian College; Director of Instrumental Music at Goddard High Schools in Wichita, Kansas; and Director of Bands at Salina High School South, Salina, Kansas receiving a nomination for Master Teacher of Year.

Rawlings consistently works with scholars, master pedagogues, and performing artists of varied disciplines. Residencies and partnerships with school districts, which complement a dynamic research profile, are integral to his creative work. Rawlings is published in several prominent peer-reviewed research journals including the British Journal of Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Music Educators Journal. His research on bullying in music classrooms has been nationally recognized by the American Educational Research Association receiving the 2015 Music Education Outstanding Graduate Paper Award. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter and performer. Recent presentations include regional, national, and international music education conferences and teacher in-service workshops in Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio. In addition to these publications, he served as a peer reviewer for the American Educational Research Association and scholarly journals including Educational Researcher, and Gender, Education, Music and Society.

Rawlings received a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan with a cognate in Wind Band Conducting; a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University. He is an active member of the College Music Society, National Association of Music Education (NAfME), the Florida Music Education Association, College Band Director’s National Association, and the American Educational Research Association.

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