2021-2023 Board of Directors
Shelby R. Chipman, PhD
Dr. Chipman is the director of bands at Florida A&M University. He received his bachelor of science degrees in Computer Science and Music Education from FAMU, completed his master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and received his Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at FAMU he taught music in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for 10 years. He is active as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the United States.
Steven N. Kelly, PhD
Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at The Florida State University. He received his bachelor and master degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kansas. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Kelly taught in the Virginia public schools, and on the faculties at Brevard College and the University of Nebraska (Omaha). He is an active clinician, adjudicator, consultant, and guest conductor across the United States.
Mr. Locker is Senior Administrator of Visual and Performing Arts for Orange County Public Schools. Previously, he was a high school choral music educator for 18 years. Choirs under his direction consistently received superior ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments, were invited to perform in several prestigious events and venues. He holds the Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida, the Master of Music Education from Florida State University, and is currently pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida.
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