Graduate Teaching Assistants

University of Alabama Band Graduate Teaching Assistants

Trevor Bailey received his Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern State University where he studied under the guidance of Dr. Masahito Kuroda. While attending Northwestern State University, Trevor was a member of the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and served as the baritone section leader for The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band. In 2007, he founded “International Flavor,” a tuba/euphonium quartet that performed around the state of Louisiana. Trevor recently obtained his Masters in Music Education degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the athletic and concert bands. During his tenure at UNR, he served on the music department’s recruiting team and assisted in the hosting the CBDNA Western/Northwestern and ABA Conferences. Some of Trevor’s other duties included assisting with undergraduate conducting students and instruction of the Marching Band Techniques class. Trevor is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree at The University of Alabama.

In 2007, Trevor began serving as a brass instructor for The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps and played a vital role in helping the corps return to DCI Finals after a 23 year absence during the 2009 season. He served as a brass instructor for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps in 2011, a brass instructor for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps during the 2013, and most recently a brass instructor for The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps during the 2014 season. Trevor also served as a clinician and judge for Yamaha Music of Asia during the spring of 2012. He mentored several bands in Thailand and Malaysia, including the Horwang Marching Band from Bangkok, Thailand. Under Trevor’s leadership they achieved their second consecutive Silver Medal placing during Thailand’s Indoor Marching Championships.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Alabama Band Department, Trevor assists in daily operations for the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band during performances and trips, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, and Summer Crimson Music Camps.

Trevor holds memberships with Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity. He served as chapter sponsor for the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi during his tenure at UNR.

 


 

Rebecca Cichy earned a Master of Arts in Music Education degree from The University of Alabama (2018) and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude (2012). As an undergraduate, Rebecca performed on trombone and violin in several university ensembles including the OSU Symphony Orchestra, the OSU Wind Symphony, and the OSU Marching Band. As a Master’s student, Rebecca performed on trombone with the Alabama Symphonic Band and Alabama Winds. Rebecca also wrote several arrangements for the Million Dollar Band and the UA Pep Bands. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at The University of Alabama.

Prior to her appointment at The University of Alabama, Rebecca successfully taught in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, Indiana for four years as a music educator for elementary, middle and high school levels in both the areas of orchestra and band. In addition, Rebecca served as an assistant marching band director, the assistant director for the EVSC High School Honor Band, and coached volleyball in the EVSC. While in Evansville, she performed with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the River Brass Band, and the Evansville Symphonic Band.

A native of Scituate, Rhode Island, Rebecca has performed in Rhode Island All-State Ensembles, the All-Eastern District MENC Orchestra, and the Macy’s Great American Marching Band for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is a published composer as a co-composer of “Sounds, Sketches and Ideas” written for concert band (C. Alan Publications).

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Alabama Band Department, Rebecca assists in daily operations for the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band during performances and trips, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, and Summer Crimson Music Camps.

Rebecca is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

 


 

Joey Glaeser completed his Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting with Dr. Kenneth Ozzello at the University of Alabama in Spring 2018, and will begin his Doctoral studies with Professor Randall Coleman in the Fall 2018. He is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University Bands, working with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Million Dollar Marching Band. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia, where he studied conducting with Gregg Gausline, Michael Robinson, Tom Keck, and David Romines. He has previously held positions as Assistant Director of Bands at Cambridge High School (Milton, GA) and Northwestern Middle School (Alpharetta, GA), and has served as an adjunct instructor at Milton, River Ridge, Flowery Branch, DeLand, North Springs, and Cedar Shoals High Schools. Additionally, he has served as an instructor for Drum Corps International (Boston Crusaders) and Drum Corps Associates (Alliance).

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Alabama Band Department, Joey assists in daily operations for the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band during performances and trips, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, and Summer Crimson Music Camps.

 


 

Spence Howell completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the spring of 2018. In his time as an undergrad at WCU, Spence studied trumpet under Dr. P. Bradley Ulrich and served as principal trumpet in the Wind Ensemble, the Artist in Residence Orchestra in association with the Asheville Symphony, and the Balsam Mountain Brass Quintet. As a charter member of the Balsam Mountain Brass Quintet, Spence toured South Africa in the summer of 2017, where he performed and taught alongside the internationally known Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. Spence also performed in several other ensembles as well as the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. In his four years as a member in the Pride of the Mountains, Spence served under director David Starnes as a trumpet section leader for three years, part-time choreographer, and as a featured performer and soloist.

Spence has four years of experience performing as a mellophone and trumpet player with Carolina Crown, a world class drum and bugle corps. Inferno, Relentless, It Is, and Beast are all productions he has been a part of during his tenure with the corps. As a member of Carolina Crown, Spence has received several Jim Ott Memorial awards for brass achievement, a John Brazale award for best visual performance, and a Donald Angelica award for best general effect. Studying under incredible educators such as brass caption head Matt Harloff, music arranger Michael Klesch, and visual caption head Ron Hardin, has had a major impact on Spence as a performer and educator.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the University of Alabama Band Department, Spence assists in daily operations for the band program, supervising the 400 students of the Million Dollar Band during performances and trips, and assisting with the planning and execution of the Crimson Cavalcade of Bands, Alabama Honor Bands, and Summer Crimson Music Camps.

Spence is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.