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:
Office Phone: 561.297.3883
Marc 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'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 has published journal articles and presented at national conferences on a variety of subjects including the works of significant composers, teaching pedagogy, and recruiting strategies for college marching bands. Additionally, he's conducted honor bands and served as an adjudicator throughout the nation.
Dr. Decker is currently serving as 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.