Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Band 1234A Clinician


Phillip Payne
Kansas State University
Phillip D. Payne is Professor and Chair of Music Education at Kansas State University specializing in Instrumental Music Education. His duties at K-State include Lead Advisor for Music Education Majors, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in music education, supervising student teachers, and overseeing all operational aspects of the music education program at K-State. Prior to K-State, Dr. Payne served as Director of Bands at Rogers State University and Assistant Director of Bands at Moore High School (OK).

Dr. Payne holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include assessment in music education, mental health and music education, transfer students’ experiences, technology integration, music teacher recruiting and retention, and modern band pedagogies for the music classroom. Publications include co-authoring a book on assessment in music education entitled: Developing and Applying Assessments in the Music Classroom, as well as chapters in Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K-12 Music, and Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Dr. Payne has also published articles in Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Teaching Music, Research and Issues in Music Education and Music Educators Journal. He currently serves as the chair of NAfME's Assessment SRIG, Co-Facilitator of SMTE's Program Admissions, Assessment, and Alignment ASPA, and chairs the Research Caucus for KMEA. He serves as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the Midwestern United States and is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, Society of Music Teacher Education, and Kansas Music Educators Association.
Travis Keller
Mulvane HS
1900 N. Rock Rd
Mulvane, KS 67110
w: 316-777-1183
Important Dates - HS Band
Aug. 26, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Augusta HS, 10:00 AM
Oct. 9, 2023 - Mon
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
$8 per audition
Oct. 22, 2023 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$33 per audition
Oct. 28, 2023 - Sat
Send to SCKMEA Executive Director Larry Brownlee
Nov. 3, 2023 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$58 per audition
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$100 per audition
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Location TBA
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Choir
Location TBA
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir
Location TBA
$12 participation fee per selected student

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