Lorrie Crochet

Name: Lorrie Crochet
Title: Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies for CVPA, Director of Bands and Professor of Music
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: 122 Conservatory of Music
Phone: 803/323-4610
E-mail: crochetl@winthrop.edu
Area(s): Wind Conducting, Music Education

Dr. Lorrie S. Crochet is currently associate dean and director of graduate studies for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, director of bands, and professor of music, at Winthrop University. Dr. Crochet is the music director and conductor of the Carolinas Wind Orchestra and Wind Symphony. Other responsibilities include instructor for instrumental music education courses and conducting. 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.

Prior to moving to south Florida, Dr. Crochet 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. While attaining her doctorate degree at the University of Miami, Dr. Crochet served as assistant instructor of music education.

Dr. Crochet has served as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, and Mississippi. She has conducted wind ensembles at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Music Educators Professional Development Conferences in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kansas, at the American Bandmasters Association Convention, and at the New York Sounds of Spring International Music Festival in Carnegie Hall. Dr. Crochet currently holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, South Carolina Bandmasters Association, North Carolina Bandmasters Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Mu – The International Bandmaster's Fraternity.