Director of Athletic Bands
School of Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Dr. Brad Townsend directs the OSU Marching Band, as well as the athletic bands that serve men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastic events, and teaches courses in music education. He received his D.Ed. and B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and his M.ME. from the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to OSU, he was a faculty member at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he served as Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands. He has had a wealth of experience as a high school and college band director, and has conducted and music directed many high school, college, and community theater productions as well as played piano in numerous pit orchestras. Townsend enjoys being involved with production and acting for Corvallis Community Theater.