Dr. Mike Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Dr. Michael Campbell comes to Young Harris College with 38 years of public school and university teaching experience. He directs the Jazz Ensemble, teaches the saxophone studio and teaches various instrumental music education classes.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Lebanon Valley College (PA), a Master of Arts from the College of New Jersey and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University (IN). He has taught high school and middle schools bands in New Jersey and North Carolina and also served as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. While in Savannah, Dr. Campbell was a member of the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and and an on-call saxophonist with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra for 12 years. He has worked with such artists as Clark Terry, Phil Wilson, Cab Calloway, the Four Tops, Herbie Mann, the Platters and Carol Channing, to name a few.
Dr. Campbell has served as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including conducting the Whippany Park High School Wind Ensemble (Whippany, NJ) at an MENC Northeastern Division Conference in Washington, DC. This was one of seven high school bands from 13 states selected to perform.
His awards include the NBA Citation of Excellence and the ASBDA-Stanbury Award as “Outstanding Young Band Director of the Northeast, 1979.” He was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and Phi Delta Kappa professional education fraternity. He is currently the director and lead alto saxophonist with the Brasstown Big Band in residence at Young Harris College.