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Mr. Monty R. Musgrave

Monty R. Musgrave is in his sixteenth year of teaching and his fifth year as Director of Bands at Gifford Middle School. Mr. Musgrave is a product of the public school system of Florida. After graduating from Ft. Pierce Central High School in 1978, he earned the Associate of Arts degree from Indian River Community College (1980). In 1982 he was awarded the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Florida. In 1994 he earned the Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from Florida State University, where he was a conducting assistant to Dr. James Croft. In addition to his graduate studies he was conductor of the Undergraduate Chamber Winds. Mr. Musgrave has earned a reputation statewide for excellence in teaching. Bands under his direction have consistently earned superior ratings at district and state concert, marching, and jazz festivals. He maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician in Florida, including honor band engagements in Polk, Lee, Brevard, Lake and Clay counties. Mr. Musgrave has also served as conductor of music camps at Florida State University, Indian River Community College, and at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland. In January 1999 Mr. Musgrave conducted the Florida All-State Middle School Symphonic Band as part of the Florida Music Educator's Clinic-convention in Tampa. Mr. Musgrave's professional affiliations include the Florida Music Educator's Association, Music Educator's National Conference, the National Band Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the Florida Bandmaster's Association. He has served in several capacities for the FBA, including district chairman, clinician, and adjudicator. He is currently chairman of the FBA Concert Music Committee, which meets annually to review new band literature. Mr. Musgrave's honors include Gifford Middle School "Teacher of the Year 1999-2000", and was chosen as "Educator of Excellence" by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and WPEC-TV. Mr. Musgrave has also recently become a nationally recognized author, having articles published in the "Florida Music Director" and "School Bands and Orchestras" magazines.