Dr. Marc Decker

Dr. Marc Decker 
DMA, University of Iowa
Associate Professor of Music 
Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands

Areas of Expertise: 
Instrumental Conducting
Music Education

Email: deckerm@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561.297.3883 
Office: AH-115A

 Marc DeckerMarc Decker is an Associate Professor of Music and the Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands at Florida Atlantic University where his primary duties include directing the Marching Owls, ‘Parliament Sound’ Pep Band, and Symphony Band.  He holds an undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Illinois, and both an MA and DMA in conducting from the University of Iowa.  In graduate school his primary instructors were Richard Mark Heidel and Kevin Kastens.

Dr. Decker began his career as a high school band director at the coastal town of South Haven, MI, where his bands earned superior ratings at marching and concert band contest. He has held several collegiate teaching and conducting positions since then including Conductor in Residence at Gettysburg College, Director of Bands at American University, and Director of Instrumental Music and Music Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Dr. Decker has served as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States, and has presented at numerous state and national conferences including the Maryland Music Educator's Conference, College Band Director's National Association Athletic Band Symposium, College Music Society National Conference, National Association for Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference, and the Florida NAfME Collegiate Fall Conference. Additionally, he has published articles in the National Band Association Journal and The Instrumentalist on a variety of topics. His research interests include wind band repertoire, music teacher preparation, and pedagogy.

Dr. Decker is currently serving as the Immediate Past-President of the Florida College Music Educators Association and as the Florida State Chair for the Society for Music Teacher Education. His professional affiliations include the Florida Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.