Mr. Steve Knight is Interim Director of Bands/Instructor of Music at Henderson State University. Mr. Knight conducts the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Concert Band. He also co-directs the “Showband of Arkansas” Marching Band, teaches courses in instrumental music education, and supervises student teaching interns. Additionally, Mr. Knight guides and administrates all aspects of the multi-faceted Henderson band program.
Prior to his appointment at Henderson State, Mr. Knight served as a graduate teaching assistant for the band program at Texas Tech University. His duties there included assisting with the "Goin’ Band from Raiderland," serving as lead director for the volleyball and women’s basketball bands, and co-conducting the University Band. His public school teaching experience includes four years teaching at high schools in Odessa, TX and Lubbock, TX.
Mr. Knight has also been active as a trombone performer and teacher. In addition to serving as principal trombonist for the University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Texas Tech University, Mr. Knight has also performed with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Roswell Symphony, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale. He has worked as a private lesson instructor and clinician in low brass for several public schools in Texas.
Mr. Knight holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting, both from Texas Tech University where he studied conducting with Dr. Sarah McKoin and trombone with Don Lucas.