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John Hendricks

John Hendricks III is presently serving as Associate Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University.  Prior to this, he served as WVU’s Director of Bands for eleven years and as Associate Director for twelve. His past duties at WVU include directing the WVU Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Pep Band, as well as instructing graduate and undergraduate conducting courses.  He has also served as Assistant Chair for the School of Music, coordinator of music undergraduate academic advising, and coordinator of the WVU summer Mountaineer Music Camp.  Prior to his appointments at WVU, Professor Hendricks was the Assistant Director of Bands at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Professor Hendricks received his Masters Degree in Conducting and his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from West Virginia University.  While working toward his Masters, he was actively involved with the West Virginia University Bands as a graduate assistant.  He also served for five years as the band director at Spencer High School in Spencer, WV.

Besides his current administrative duties, Professor Hendricks is active as a guest conductor for various honor groups on the county, district, regional, and all-state levels.  He also serves frequently as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the eastern United States.  He has had chapters published in several volumes of the popular Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series by GIA Publications.  His current research is focused upon the use of hymns in wind band music.

Professor Hendricks is a member of several professional affiliations including the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Beta Mu.  Professor Hendricks presently serves as president of the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, past-president of the Big East Band Directors Association, and has held state positions for several organizations.  He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the Golden Key National Honor Society, and the WVU Mountain Honorary.  Professor Hendricks is a past recipient of the West Virginia Band Director of the Year award presented by the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Mu and the A. Frank Martin award presented by Kappa Kappa Psi.