||Dr. T. André Feagin serves as Director of Bands in the Department of Music at Central Washington University. In this position, he guides the educational and artistic vision of the band area and serves as administrator of the band program that includes the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Wildcat Marching Band, and Basketball Band. He guides the graduate wind band conducting program and serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, the preeminent wind band at CWU. 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. Prior to his appointment at CWU, he served on the 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 (Tennessee) where his ensembles were a consistent Tennessee Sweepstakes Award winner.
As a conductor, Dr. Feagin has appeared with All-state, regional honor bands, and professional ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Southeast Asia. He 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. In 2011, he was honored with a proclamation of “Professor T. André Feagin Day” from the Mayor and City Council of El Paso, Texas. In addition, he has served as a teacher resource guide contributing author in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series (GIA Publications). Recent adjudication assignments include the Annual Residential School Wind Orchestra competition (Malaysia), Bands of America (regional championships) the state marching contests of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas (UIL), as well as numerous contests in the marching arts in over 20 states. His experience in Drum Corps International expands two decades with previous appointments including serving as brass caption head of the Santa Clara Vanguard and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition, he has served on the brass staff of the Boston Crusaders and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Feagin is a former four-year conductor of the Phantom Regiment where he was the recipient of the DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award. He was the awarded the DCI Division III Director of the Year Award in 2007 while also serving as the brass caption head and music arranger for the World Champion Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Feagin served on the educational staff for the United States Army All-American Marching Band from 2009-2015 and 2018. He led the organization as head director in 2013, 2014 and 2018. He continues his work in the marching arts serving as music arranger, program coordinator, visual designer, and consultant for the some of the nation’s finest high school and university band programs.
Dr. Feagin holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, Washington Music Educators Association, Patron of Mu Phi Epsilon, and honorary memberships in both Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He currently serves on the Statement of Purpose and Diversity Committees of the College Band Directors National Association and serves on the advisory board of Emergence: Research & Performance Topics in Black Music, the scholarly publication of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc.