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Colin McKenzie

Dr. Colin McKenzie

Associate Professor


Dr. Colin McKenzie serves as Associate Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music, and Director of the Pride of Mississippi at the University of Southern Mississippi. At The University of Southern Mississippi he conducts the Symphonic Winds, administers all facets of the comprehensive athletic band program, teaches course work in conducting, and assists in student teacher preparation and observation.

Dr. McKenzie holds the Bachelor in Music Education from Valdosta State University, the Master of Music in Conducting from Baylor University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from Michigan State University. His primary conducting teachers are Dr. Kevin Sedatole and Dr. Joe Brashier. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and was elected into Phi Beta Mu - honorary International Bandmasters' Fraternity.

  • DMA - Michigan State University (2011)
  • MM - Baylor University (2006)
  • BA - Valdosta State University (2004)

MUP 482 H002 - Symphonic Winds
MUP 482 H003 - Marching Band
MED 334 - Instrumental Conducting

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Areas of Expertise

Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Undergraduate Conducting