Department: Instrumental & Choral Conducting
Brad McDavid is currently Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Washington. His primary duties as director of the renowned 240-member Husky Marching Band include principal field conductor, show coordinator, and program administrator.
A native of Centerburg, Ohio, he previously taught at the elementary, middle school and high school levels while teaching in the public schools of Central Ohio and Tempe, Arizona. McDavid received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University and a master's of Music degree from Arizona State University. In 1999 he received his PhD in Music Education from Ohio State. He has also held the position of graduate assistant director for the Purdue University band program.
McDavid has served as clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout the United States and in Australia and China. In addition to being a member of CBDNA, MENC, NBA, and the Washington Music Educators Association, he also serves on the selection committees for the Sousa Foundation's Sudler Trophy and Sudler Shield.