Associate Professor of Music Education,
Associate Director of Bands
Michael Stewart serves as the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As Associate Director of Bands, Stewart assists with the "Pride of the Southland" Marching Band, conducts the university Symphonic Band and the University of Tennessee Pep Bands. Stewart's responsibilities in the field of Music Education include the teaching undergraduate courses such as Brass Methods and Conducting. Research interests within the field of instrumental music education include recruiting and retention, rehearsal techniques, and teacher attrition.
Stewart received his Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His teaching career began within in the Delaware City School district (Delaware, Ohio) teaching instrumental music education to students, grades 5 through 12. Stewart received his master's and doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University where he served as the Graduate Assistant Director with The Ohio State University Marching Band and Teaching Assistant within the School of Music.
Stewart continues to actively serve as a clinician, adjudicator, drill writer, and guest conductor throughout the nation. Stewart is a member professional organizations such as the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association and the Music Educators National Association.
- Ph.D. In Music Education – The Ohio State University (2007)
- M.A. In Music Education – The Ohio State University (2004)
- B.M. in Music Education – The Ohio State University (1999)
- 1998-2002 - Band Director, Delaware City Schools (grades 5-12), Delaware, Ohio