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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.