D. Bradley Snow
Assistant Teaching Professor
Dr. D. Bradley Snow (DMA, University of Southern Mississippi, MM, University of Southern Mississippi, BSed, University of Missouri) serves the University of Missouri as Director of Bands and Director of Marching Mizzou. In addition to directing Marching Mizzou, Dr. Snow also directs Mini Mizzou and administers all other aspects of the athletics bands program. Dr. Snow also conducts the University Wind Ensemble and teaches basic conducting, marching band techniques, and graduate conducting. Additionally, Dr. Snow serves as the School of Music liaison to the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri, Dr. Snow served as Associate Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Snow has also performed as a member of the United States Marine Band at Quantico, Virginia as the band's principal trumpet player and cornet soloist. As leader of the Marine Corps's premier brass quintet, he led performances in Northern Ireland that aired live over the BBC. During his Marine Band tenure, Dr. Snow also served as assistant conductor of the concert band and ceremonial band. Dr. Snow was the recipient of numerous military honors and awards, including being a finalist for the Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award and two-time recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Dr. Snow has also enjoyed success as a public school band director. Under his direction, his high school bands received superior ratings at the local, state, and national levels. Snow is in demand as guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and trumpet player throughout the United States. Notable performances have included performing as part of the opening ceremonies of the International Trumpet Guild conference in Manchester, England, guest conductor of La banda dell'esercito, the Italian Army Band, in Rome, Italy, guest conductor of the Italian town bands of Sacrofano, Matera, and Trecastagni, Sicily. He has also served as the executive administrator of the National Band Association (NBA), the world's largest organization for bands, where he was responsible for the daily operation of the national office. Dr. Snow currently serves as the chair of the Southwestern Division of the NBA where he resides over Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. His professional memberships include the Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Missouri Bandmasters Association, College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha SInfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
Last modified: 07-Jan-2015