Middle School Band Clinician


Phillip Payne
Kansas State University

Phillip Payne is an Associate 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, and supervising student teachers. 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, technology integration, music education advocacy, music teacher recruiting and retention, personality and instrument choice, and learning strategies for the music classroom. He is an active member of The National Association for Music Education, Society of Music Teacher Education, and Kansas Music Educators Association where he recently completed six years as the co-chair for Advocacy. He maintains an active research agenda presenting at international and national symposia. He is also an active adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the Midwestern United States.
Jennifer Kirk
Wichita-Christa McAuliffe Academy
7206 E. Cedaridge Circle
Wichita, KS 67226