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Dr. Shaun Popp

Dr. Shaun Popp

Dr. Shaun Popp, Assistant Director of Bands 870-230-5648 

BME, Morehead State University 
MM, University of Louisville

Ph.D., Florida State University

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Dr. Shaun R. Popp serves as the Assistant Director of Bands and Co-Director of the Showband of Arkansas at Henderson State University. He also conducts the Symphony Band, Reddie Basketball Band, assists with the University Chamber Winds, and teaches courses in music education. Previously, Dr. Popp taught instrumental music for ten years in public schools in the state of Kentucky and was the Music Director and Conductor of the River Cities Community Concert Band and Voices of Kentuckiana Community Chorus.

Dr. Popp is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and presents research regularly at national, state, and regional conferences. He has presented at the Midwest Clinic, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference, the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, the Florida Music Educators Association Clinic-Conference, and the Kentucky Collegiate NAfME Conference. Dr. Popp has also published articles in the Florida Music Director, Bluegrass Music News (Kentucky), and has other scholarly projects forthcoming. He is a member of ArkMEA, NAfME, CBDNA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Dr. Popp holds a B.M. in Music Education from Morehead State University, a M.M. in Wind Conducting from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in Music Education and Wind Conducting from Florida State University. His primary conducting teachers include Richard Miles, Frederick Speck, and Richard Clary. 



 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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Kevin TaylorBachelor of Music - Education (Instrumental), 1982
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