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Neal McMullian

School of Music

D.M.A., 1997, University of Georgia
M.M.E, 1978, University of Southern Mississippi
B.M.E., 1976, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. McMullian has served as a professor of music at Olivet since 2002. His duties include directing the Concert Band and the Pep Band; teaching marching band techniques, instrumentation, secondary and general music methods, woodwind methods, instrumental literature and conducting, applied bassoon, fine arts, world music; and supervision of student teachers.

He is the co-author of “Awakening the Senses to Art and Music,” a textbook for Fine Arts courses. He serves as conductor of the Kankakee Municipal Band, and is a frequent adjudicator and clinician for instrumental clinics and competitions.

Prior to coming to Olivet, Dr. McMullian was chair of the fine arts department and director of bands at Malone College in Canton, Ohio. During his 10 years at Malone, he initiated the band program and taught conducting, music education, music history, music theory and marching band techniques. His experience also includes 10 years of teaching in the public schools in Mississippi and Georgia.

While earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, his teachers included Dr. Donald Munsell, Dr. Joe Barry Mullins, Dr. William Davis and Mr. Albert Ligotti.

He is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Illinois Music Educators Association, National Band Association, and International Double Reed Society.

He and his wife, Cathy, live in Bourbonnais.



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