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Dr. Craig Hamilton

Dr. Craig V. Hamilton is The Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and Chairman of the Music Education department at Ouachita Baptist University.

Dr. Hamilton is active as a clinician and adjudicator in the areas of Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands. He earned his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas, Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance at Arkansas State University, and Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. The Ouachita Bands, under Dr. Hamilton’s leadership, have toured throughout the United States and Europe, recorded numerous CDs with the Mark recording label and performed at State, Regional and National conferences and meetings.

Dr. Hamilton is also conductor of the Hot Springs Community Band and the South Arkansas Youth Wind Ensemble. He serves as Instrumental Assistant at The First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Dr. Hamilton is a drill designer for Championship Show Design and is a contributing author for the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, GIA Publishers. His professional affiliations and awards include Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Music Educators National Conference, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, Arkansas Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, The Association of Concert Bands, and The College Band Directors National Association. Dr. Hamilton and his wife Robin reside in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with their two daughters, Callie and Dana.

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