Dr. T. André Feagin
Dr. T. André Feagin serves as Director of Bands in the Department of Music at Central Washington University. He guides the educational and artistic vision of the band area and serves as lead administrator of the band program including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Wildcat Marching Band, and Basketball Band. In addition, Dr. Feagin guides the graduate wind band conducting program and serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, the preeminent wind band at CWU.
Under his direction, the Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2022 College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference. He serves as a leader of the Leadership Cohort within the College of Arts and Humanities as well as a member of the diversity and inclusivity committee for the college. Within the department of music, he serves as co-chair of the P.A.C.T. committee, a group tasked with collaborating with faculty and students in the creation and dissemination of standards for climate excellence.
Prior to his appointment at CWU, he served on the music faculties of Colorado State University, Coastal Carolina University (SC), and the University of Texas at El Paso. His secondary teaching experience include serving as Director of Bands at Watkins Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (TN).
Dr. Feagin has appeared with numerous All-state, regional honor bands, and professional bands and orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Engagements include serving as guest conductor with Northwest Sinfonietta Orchestra (WA), the 2019 American Spring Festival (Czech Republic), conductor of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Concert Band, conductor of the Massachusetts All-State Band, the New Mexico All-State Concert Band, and the New England Intercollegiate Band.
He has presented clinics on conducting, leadership, diversity and inclusion in music education, and the marching arts at the New Jersey Music Educators Association, Maryland Music Educators Association, Central Jersey Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association Conference, Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference, Arizona Music Educators Association State Convention and others.
Dr. Feagin was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America in the inaugural Young Composer/Conductors Mentor Project sponsored by the National Band Association. In 2012, he was one of three nationally selected conductors to perform with the United States Academy Band at West Point during the Association of Concert Bands National Convention.
Dr. Feagin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a 2020-21 and 2019-20 national finalist in the professional/college wind band division of the American Prize contest.
Dr. Feagin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where he was a student of Gregg I. Hanson. His doctoral research studies Spanish wind composer Bernardo Adam Ferrero and his wind composition Homenaje a Joaquín Sorolla. He holds a Master of Music degree in instrumental wind conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. He is grateful for his mentors and teachers that have shaped his passion for conducting and music education. Among them are Gregg I Hanson, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Kraig Alan Williams, Thomas Cockrell, Bruce Chamberlain, Pat Morrow, Darry Pilkington, and Sallie Vines White.