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Dr. Dana Biggs of the University of Colorado hired as new athletic bands director
Dana Biggs, assistant director of bands at the University of Colorado in Boulder has been hired as the new director of athletic bands at Oregon State University. Biggs fills the vacancy left by Brad Townsend, who has accepted a position as athletic bands director at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Dr. Biggs has a tremendous record of success at the collegiate level. His drill design and show concepts are innovative and exciting to collegiate football fans and students alike. His experience in the Pac 12 conference has allowed him to watch the OSU band from afar and he is now excited to join our team,” says Christopher Chapman, OSU director of bands.
Biggs plans to move to Corvallis in July and hit the ground running, designing new pre-game and half time shows for the Oregon State University Marching Band (OSUMB) in time for the summer’s band camp and the fall football season.
Biggs holds a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to his position in Colorado, he served as acting associate director of bands at the University of Kentucky and as assistant professor of music and director of bands at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
The Master of His Fate: Graduate Student Joshua Rist Publishes First Choral Piece
Oregon State University student Joshua Rist recently published his original choral piece, “Invictus” with the Corvallis-based, international choral publishing company, Earthsongs Music. (more)
IN THE NEWS
Words Meet Music: Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 25, 2013)
Passion, Virtue, Revenge: The Corvallis Repertory Singers (Corvallis Gazette-Times "E", April 18, 2013)
Where Music and Technology Groove Together (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 9, 2013)
Ushering in the Rite of Spring (Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 4, 2013)
Two Brothers, Two Choirs, One Requiem (Corvallis Gazette-Times, March 23, 2013)
Deep Listening (Corvallis Gazette-Times "E", 3-7-13)
Brad Townsend Leaving OSU to Strike up the Band in Pittsburgh (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 3-5-13)
Bidding Farewell to a Long Time Band Director (Daily Barometer, 2-26-13)
Music on a Personal Note (Albany Democrat Herald, 2-11-13)
Steel Drum Ensemble Rocks OSU (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2-9-13)
OSU President Ed Ray announces $5 million gift for the performing arts (OSU News Service)
OSU donors give $12 million for arts, engineering (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 2-1-13)
Chinese Variety Show at LaSells Stewart Center (Hayden Wilcox, KBVR TV26)
Mixing Music and Martial Arts (Celine Carillo, College of Liberal Arts)
Ancient Chinese Culture Comes to OSU: Music, History, Theater, and Martial Arts Event (The Corvallis Advocate, 1-3-13)
OSU Students share their love of music at the holiday concert (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-30-12)
Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents the fall concert: Vive la France! (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-16-12)
Delight, Despair, & Dessert! (The Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-16-12)
Pianist brings Babar the Elephant to life for Corvallis Children (The Daily Barometer, 11-12-2012)
Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents John Nakamatsu (Corvallis Gazette-Times Entertainer, 11-2-2012)
Playing his own tune: Jan Michael Looking Wolf teaches Native American Flute, a popular course that fulfills a bacc core requirement. (The Daily Barometer, 11-2-2012)