Michael KnightAssistant Professor of Music
B.S.E. University of Missouri
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Iowa
Michael Knight joined the St. Norbert College music faculty during the fall of 2010. His duties include conducting the Wind Ensemble and teaching courses in conducting and instrumental music education. Dr. Knight previously held the position of Associate Director of Bands at the University of Missouri, where his responsibilities included directing the 290-member Marching Mizzou, conducting the Symphonic Band, and teaching courses in conducting and marching band techniques. He also served as conductor of the Southeast Iowa Concert Band based at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Prior to his collegiate teaching career, Dr. Knight taught public school music in Missouri.
Dr. Knight has an extensive background in both concert and marching band performance and education, and has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Most recently he served as guest conductor for the MU Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s tour of China in the Spring of 2010. Dr. Knight is a contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band reference series and has also designed marching band programs for many major bowl games, including the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Alamo Bowl. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Dr. Knight has performed on bass trombone with both the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and the Cedar Rapids (IA) Symphony. He was also a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps from Madison, WI.
Advanced Instrumental Conducting