Shawn Knopp will serve as assistant professor of music education and director of band. Previously, Knopp oversaw the instrumental program at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. He directed the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Faculty Jazz Combo, Football Band, Basketball Band, Brass Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra. His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Kansas Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, Kansas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Knopp earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Kansas State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Music Education cognate at Kansas State University. In 2012, the Kansas Bandmasters Association recognized Knopp with the Outstanding Young Band Director Award.
- Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, B4
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