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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 
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 Crochet, Lorrie   Name:  Lorrie Crochet 
Title:  Associate Professor of Music & Director of Bands 
Education:
Ph.D., Music Education, University of Miami (Florida)
M.M., Wind Conducting, University of Miami
B.M.E., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Office:  121 Conservatory of Music  
Phone:  803/323-4613 
E-mail:  crochetl@winthrop.edu  
Web:   
Area(s):
Wind Conducting, Music Education

Dr. Lorrie S. Crochet is currently director of bands and associate professor of music at Winthrop University. Dr. Crochet is the conductor of the Wind Symphony. Other responsibilities include chair of music education and instructor for instrumental music education courses. Dr. Crochet earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her master’s degree in wind conducting and doctorate in music education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where she studied with Gary Green and Nicholas DeCarbo.

Bands under Dr. Crochet’s direction have consistently earned superior ratings at concert and marching festivals and competitions throughout Florida, Kansas, and Missouri. Prior to moving to south Florida, she taught instrumental music in grades 4 through 12 in the Olathe School District in Olathe, Kansas. While attaining her master’s degree at the University of Miami, Dr. Crochet served as assistant conductor of the wind ensemble, symphonic winds, and chamber winds. From 1996 to 2000, she was the director of bands at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Dr. Crochet has served as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, and at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. She has been selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for 1992, 1995, 1999, 2002, and 2004, and currently holds memberships in the American School Band Directors Association, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, South Carolina Bandmasters Association, North Carolina Bandmasters Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda.