Trevor Bailey serves as the Assistant Professor of Music/Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at Western Carolina University. Mr. Bailey previously served as Director of Bands at the University of Pikeville (UPike). While at UPike, Mr. Bailey started the first marching band program in school history and helped cement the band program into the school’s rich Appalachian culture. He also served as the advisor for the Black Student Union and Faculty in Residence during his tenure at UPike. Mr. Bailey was awarded the 2020 KMEA College Band Director of the Year for District 9.<br>Mr. Bailey recently completed his graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Alabama where he studied under the guidance of Kenneth B. Ozzello, assisting in the daily operations of the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band, and aiding in the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, and Summer Crimson Music Camps. In addition, he served as the conductor of the University Band and doctoral conducting associate for the Alabama Wind Ensemble. He will be completing his D.M.A. in Wind Conducting later this year.