18 years exp at the middle school
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BM Appalachian State University MM University of Louisville NBPTS Early adolescence through young adulthood, music 2002 Renewed NBPTS Early adolescence through young adulthood, music 2011
Mr. Dodson is director of Bands at Cane Creek Middle School. He received his bachelor of music degree in music education from Appalachian State University, his Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Louisville, and in 2002 became certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Music. This certification was renewed in 2011. Mr. Dodson began his musical training at age 6 and has been involved in many musical venues ever since. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and was strongly influenced by the rich musical culture of the Moravian Church. He has studied saxophone performance with Todd Wright and William A. Gora of Appalachian State University and Bassoon Performance with Rebecca Jemian of Ithaca Conservatory and Roger Sorenson, formerly of the Louisville Orchestra. He has taught in both the North Carolina and Kentucky public schools. His bands have received many superior ratings in both the Kentucky and North Carolina state band and orchestra Music Performance Adjudications and have taken top Honors in various national band festivals. The Cane creek Middle School Honors Symphonic band is a 3 time "Golden Mickey" champion of Festival Disney in Orlando, has performed on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City and will perform on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this coming April. Mr. Dodson was honored to conduct the Western Carolina All District Honor concert band for middle school in 2008 and has had the honor of conducting All County Clinics throughout North Carolina. Cane Creek Bands consist of approximately 220 band students. Performing groups include 5 concert band classes, a pit orchestra for the performing arts musical, jazz band, and pep band as staffing and interests allow. Mr. Dodson lives in Asheville with his wife Leigh Dodson, and sons Timothy, Wesley, and Bradley. He is a member of MENC, NCMEA, NBA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He performs on a variety of instruments in church as well as local venues in the Asheville area as time permits. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Mr. Dodson enjoys rock climbing, snow and water skiing, snowboarding, wake boarding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.