Ashland University Hires New Director of Bands

Ashland University Hires News Director of Bands

6/6/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Department of Music has appointed Ken Will as the new director of bands, replacing Len Salvo, who retired this year. In this position, Will will direct the Ashland University Marching and Concert Bands.
With a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from Ohio University, Will served as the graduate conductor for the The Ohio University Marching 110, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and University Concert Band in addition to assisting with undergraduate conducting classes.

While pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at Ohio University, Will was a member of the Marching 110 drum line. He also served as the assistant director of bands at Lakewood High School, where he taught the Lancer Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Bands and elementary music. 

Will continues to work with high schools and colleges as an arranger for band/choir and as a brass/percussion clinician. He has been published in the Teaching Music Through Performance series and holds memberships in National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###


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