DMA, Louisiana State University
MA, University of Alabama
BS, University of Alabama
Corey Spurlin serves as the Auburn University Marching Band director and associate professor in the Department of Music. In addition to his work with the Sudler-winning AU Marching Band, Spurlin conducts the Concert Band and teaches courses in music history and marching band techniques. Under his direction, the Auburn University Marching Band, with 380 students, has the largest membership in university history and has performed twice at the Southeastern Conference Championship and BCS National Championship Games, as well as the Sugar Bowl, Chick-fil-a Bowl, Outback Bowl, Birmingham Bowl, and overseas at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.
In addition to his work at Auburn, Spurlin serves as the southern division chair for the National Band Association, and he is active throughout the U.S. as a conducting and marching band clinician and adjudicator. He has conducted collegiate honor bands at the University of Georgia (JanFest), West Virginia University, and Southern Illinois University, and he recently served as a marching band adjudicator for the University of Missouri and for UIL Texas State Finals in the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. He is published in four volumes of "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band" in the National Band Association Journal, and he is a contributing author for the marching band textbook The System by Gary Smith. In addition, he serves as the head drill design clinician and lecturer at the Smith Walbridge Camps at Eastern Illinois University.