Dr. Marc Decker

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

Areas of Expertise: 
Marching Band
Instrumental Conducting 
Music Education

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

 Marc DeckerMarc Decker is an Assistant 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's high school teaching experience was 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 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 is an active arranger, drill writer, guest conductor, and adjudicator.  He recently presented at national conferences on recruiting strategies for college athletic bands and cultivating student leadership.  He's conducted honor bands and served as an adjudicator throuhgout the nation.  In addition, he is currently President of the Florida College Music Educators Association and 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.