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 Presley, Douglas   Name:  Douglas Presley 
Title:  Associate Professor of Music 
Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Educational Administration, Charleston Southern University
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Charleston Southern University
Office:  121 Conservatory of Music  
Phone:  803/323-4612 
E-mail:  presleyd@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Guest conducting; guest clinician; research interest: sound level exposures of instrumentalists; state music list selection; and music performance assessment selection (South Carolina, Florida).

Dr. Douglas Presley, Associate Professor of Music Education and Assistant Director of Bands at Winthrop University, received his B. A. and M. Ed. from Charleston Southern University, and a Ph. D. in Music Education with a minor in Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has taught band in the public schools of Hilton Head, Charleston, and Summerville, South Carolina, as well as Newark, Delaware. Dr. Presley judges and serves on the Event Staff for Bands of America, has published in Percussive Notes, presented research at the North Carolina Music Educators’ Annual In-service Conference, South Carolina Music Educators’ (SCMEA) Annual In-service Conference, and the Southeastern Regional Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). Prior to his appointment to Winthrop University, Dr. Presley was the Director of Bands at Limestone College. During his time band enrollment and ensembles grew considerably. In 2014, the Wind Ensemble, brand-new marching band, and their wildly popular steel drum ensemble all participated as guest ensembles in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival – the first international band performances in the institution’s 150+ year history. He has been a guest clinician for the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Region Band Clinics, as well as the Grammy nominated UNCG Wind Ensemble, has multiple nominations for Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and was the recipient of the Fullerton Foundation for Excellence in Teaching Award at Limestone College. Dr. Presley is the President of the South Carolina Chapter of the CBDNA, the President of the Higher Education Division of the SCMEA, and serves on the Executive Board of the SCBDA. He and his wife, Brooke, are the parents of four fantastic children: Sean, Wade, Bryce, and Ella. The Presleys, and their dog Max, live in Tega Cay, South Carolina.
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