Dr. Brian Shelton is Director of Bands at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, where he leads all aspects if the band program. His duties include directing the Symphonic Winds, Concert Band and Islander Pep Band. Prior to coming to TAMU-CC, Dr. Shelton was Director of Bands at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he led the band to acclaim with performances throughout Texas. Dr. Shelton earned a bachelors degree in music education from Northern Illinois University, a masters degree in instrumental conducting from George Mason University, and a doctorate in instrumental conducting from the University of Arizona. Dr. Shelton’s music teaching experience includes all levels of public school, from beginning band through collegiate wind ensemble. From 1998-2000, he served as band director and music teacher in Malta, Illinois, and from 2000-2002 he was director of bands at Oak Lawn Community High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Ensembles under Dr. Shelton’s direction have performed to high acclaim, including the TAMU-K Wind Symphony performance at the 2010 Texas Music Educators Association Conference. In addition to his collegiate work, Dr. Shelton has served as clinician for bands in TMEA regions XIII, XIV and XV, and he has presented clinics on wind band and marching band at conferences in Texas, Ohio and Illinois, including the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is in demanded as a clinician and conductor throughout Texas. His primary research interests include the relationship between brass band and wind band repertoire and conducting pedagogy. Dr. Shelton is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Golden Key National Honors Society, College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association. He resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, with his wife Claudia and his two children, Carly and Randall.