Department of Music

Stephen King: music education, University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Stephen E. King, Assistant Professor of Music Education, joined the Virginia Tech faculty in the Fall of 1997. His teaching responsibilities include supervision of student teachers and interns and music education methods.

Dr. King retired from the Roanoke County Schools in June 1997 following 32 years of service in the public schools of Virginia. Dr. King was Supervisor of Fine Arts for the Roanoke County Schools for 11 years. He also served as Director of Bands at William Byrd High School, Vinton, Virginia for 17 years and Coeburn High School, Coeburn, Virginia for 4 years. His bands at William Byrd High School and Coeburn High School consistently earned superior ratings. The bands participated in festivals throughout the southeast and in Mexico.

Dr. King holds degrees from Western Kentucky University - Bachelor of Music; Radford University - Master of Science; and Virginia Tech - Doctor of Education.

Active in professional music and arts organizations locally and statewide, Dr. King has served as President of the Virginia Music Educators Association and the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association. In addition, he served as Secretary of the Virginia Alliance for Arts Education. Locally, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and as member of the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge Legislative Committee.

In recognition of his work in music education in Virginia, Dr. King received the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association Philip J. Fuller Award. He is the first recipient of the Virginia Tech Distinguished Music Educator Award.

Dr. King maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician throughout the southeast.

Stephen King