Joseph H. Allison
Dr. Joseph H. Allison is currently Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University, serving as a Research Specialist and in Outreach. Current assignments include Interdisciplinary Arts Curriculum Design and Directing the EKU Marching Arts Research Team. He previously served as Director of Bands and the Graduate Conducting Division for 13 years. Additionally, Dr. Allison is a Managing Partner of the Marching Roundtable Web Platform, and an Educational Clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (French Horn) from East Tennessee State University, a Master’s Degree (Percussion) and the Doctorate in Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Allison is the former Director of Bands at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Associate Director of Bands at East Tennessee State University, and Director of Bands at Sumter (SC) High School, Greenwood (SC) High School and Richmond County (NC) Senior High School.
He serves as an adjudicator, clinician and consultant for concert, marching and jazz events throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.Dr. Allison has held professional affiliations with the Kentucky Music Educators Association (Board of Control), East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, South Carolina Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Band Association (Board of Directors), American School Band Directors Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, Percussive Arts Society (Advisory Board), The Conductor’s Guild, Drum Corps International Judges Guild (Executive Board), Bands of America (Advisory Board), Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu Honor Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
During his 19 years of public school teaching, ensembles under Dr. Allison’s direction received consistent superior ratings in adjudicated events and performed regularly at significant regional and national events. During his tenure as Director, the Sumter Bands became the first internationally to be honored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation as laureates of both the Sudler Flag of Honor for concert excellence and the Sudler Shield for marching achievement. The Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles and Chamber Orchestra were all regularly featured in major regional and national settings.
As an adjudicator, in addition to extensive concert band and jazz ensemble activity, Allison has judged the major competitions of the marching world: the Drum Corps International World Championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships, Winter Guard International, Drum Corps Japan, and the World Music Contests in Holland. He is the Founding Director and curriculum designer of the Kentucky Marching Band Adjudicators AssociationA laureate of Teacher of the Year at Sumter High School, Dr. Allison’s personal honors include the National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence” and the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s “Sudler Order of Merit,” as well as achievement awards from both the International Association of Jazz Educators and the Percussive Arts Society. He has been listed in Who’s Who of American Educators, Outstanding Young Men of America, and was honored in multiple resolutions of the South Carolina State Legislature. Allison has received letters of commendation from Presidents Bush and Clinton and is a laureate of both the Order of the Palmetto from the state of South Carolina, and Kentucky Colonel from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.Learn more about Joe on this Podcast: “Meet Joe: Here Comes the Judge“
Tim Hinton is a composer and arranger writing for concert and marching bands. He also serves as a consultant for all aspects of marching shows, from show concepts to drill and color guard. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Masters from Georgia State University. Tim marched with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford Illinois for three summers (1980-82). He also taught marching with the corps during the 1983 season, learning many techniques of drill writing and cleaning that still serve him well as a consultant and show designer. Tim is especially proud to have won the DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition on french horn in 1982, being the first person in DCI history to receive a perfect score of 100 in individual competition.
Tim taught in the public schools for 10 years and developed a highly successful band program at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia. While there his bands consistently received superior ratings in concert and marching performances and his marching productions were heralded for their creativity and originality. In addition to his work in the music field, Tim is also a fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. You can learn more about his business and read his blog by visiting his WEBSITE, Facebook Page, and Linked In profile. Tim lives in Orlando, Florida with his partner, Lee, and their dogs Gus and Sophia.Learn more about Tim on this Podcast: “Meet Tim: From the Field to the Gym“
Shelba has over 30 years of participation in the marching arts. As a performer she marched with McGavock High School, Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Pride of Cincinnatil. She is a former WGI judge and board member for the Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit. She has taught numerous Independent and high school guards such as the Shaktai Performance Company, Alliance of Miami, and Fahrenheit Winter Guard. Currently, Shelba consults with the Paradigm Winter Guard and judges throughout the country.
Alexandra Tigreros has over 25 years of participation in the marching arts in her native Colombia. As a performer, she marched with many High School bands in the city of Cali where she is from originally. Alexandra has Artistic Visual and Music Expression Techniques from one of the Universities in Colombia. She has taught numerous Independent and high school marching bands in her native city and currently consults with many of the instructors and judges on the development of many or their process throughout the country.
Professionally, Alexandra works as a personal assistant, medical assistant and as a model in the city of New York. She is currently working on an outreach program in Central and South America helping programs for the youth with instruments and consulting. Additionally, she is working with DCA trying to helping expand them into Central and South America and to create a bridge between both guilds.