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Photo Director of Bands and Low Brass Instructor

Dr. Boyd Perkins serves as Director of Bands at Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. A native of Brookings, South Dakota, Perkins earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Wind Conducting from The University of Iowa where his primary advisor was Dr. Myron Welch. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education with both and instrumental and vocal emphasis from South Dakota State University where his primary teachers were Dr. Darwin Walker and Dr. Charles Canaan. With successful public school teaching experience in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota, Dr. Perkins has developed a strong multifaceted reputation as a music educator in the areas of concert band, marching band, and jazz. He maintains an active adjudication and clinician schedule in all three areas. Dr. Perkinsí duties at NSU include applied low brass studies, instrumental conducting, marching band, symphonic band, marching band techniques, music-education courses, brass methods, brass instrument care and repair, the NSU All-Star Marching Camp and student-teacher supervision. Most recently under Dr. Perkinsí leadership, the NSU Marching Wolves were the lone selection from South Dakota in the 2006 Waikiki Holiday Parade commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 2005 the Marching Wolves were one of eight collegiate bands selected to appear in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. As a euphonium performer, Dr. Perkins has been the runner up in the national MTNA-Wurlitzer Brass competition, and has appeared as a soloist with numerous high school, college, and community bands. He is currently the Band Chair for the South Dakota Music Educators Association, state representative for the National Band Association, state representative for the College Band Directors National Association, and editor of the "South Dakota Musician." His professional affiliations include College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, South Dakota Bandmasters Association, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference, International Tuba Euphonium Association, International Trombone Association, Pi Kappa Lamda, and Phi Beta Mu.

Johnson Fine Arts Center 113
tel: 605-626-2501
fax: 605-626-2263
Box 681
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD 57401
NSU Marching Wolves


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