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Faculty Profile

DAVID E WILLSON

MUSIC
DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY BAND AND PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
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103-C MUSIC BUILDING
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7390
Joined UM: 08/14/1991

Brief Bio

David Willson is in his twenty-second year as Director of Bands at The University of Mississippi where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2007 and awarded the Frist Award for his service to students in 2005. Under his direction the University Wind Ensemble has performed live for Mississippi Public Radio, featured on national public radio, and toured throughout the south. The Pride of South Marching Band, also under his direction, has flourished and is considered one of the nation’s finest. Prior to coming to Ole Miss Willson served sixteen years as a public school band director in Mississippi. Professor Willson is currently serving as President of Phi Beta Mu International where he is strongly promoting mentoring for band directors and serving the band profession. Publications by Willson include “Starting Beginner Band Students” and “Band Calisthenics” and “Mr. Willson’s Warm Up”. His articles have frequently appeared in the Instrumentalist, BandWorld, and NFIMA and Phi Beta Mu Journal. He is active as a clinician and speaker throughout the United States.

Degrees

BM
MUSIC EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1973)
MM
MUSIC EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1975)

Awards

Frist Service Award
2005
Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2007