Russell Gavin

Baylor University, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

Quick Facts:

Nationality: USA
Artist Since:2011
Influences:My wife | My children | My teachers
Mac or PC:Mac
iPhone or Android:iPhone
Facebook or Twitter:Facebook
Satellite or Cable:Cable
Favorite Food:Buffalo Anything
Favorite Drink:Always changes
Favorite Book:Stumbling On Happiness by Dan Gilbert; everything by Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite Movie:Godfather
Favorite TV Show:Football
Favorite Rock/Pop Band:Nirvana
Favorite Hobby:Poker
Favorite Cartoon Character:Michigan J. Frog


Dr. Russell Gavin is Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Baylor University and Director of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. His duties at Baylor include teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses, supervising student teachers, and assisting with the University Bands. Gavin holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University. His public school teaching experiences include Director of Bands/Fine Arts Chair at Eufaula High School (Eufaula, AL) and Director of Bands at South Girard Middle School (Phenix City, AL).     Dr. Gavin maintains an active schedule as a conductor/clinician across the country. He has presented educational clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, as well as the state music education/band conferences of Connecticut (featured clinician), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, and Texas. He has presented research at multiple regional and national venues, including the MENC/NAfME Biennial National Conference, MENC/NAfME Summer Research Symposium, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, and the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference. Gavin’s publications have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, Psycholor of Music, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Southwestern Musician, and the Florida Music Director.     In addition to his duties at Baylor, Dr. Gavin is Director of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and an Educational Artist/Clinician for Jupiter Band Instruments.