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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The director of music at Texas Tech University is returning to Tennessee to head the music department at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Dr. Wayne Bailey is set to begin August 1. He replaces Dr. Kenneth Keeling, who accepted a post at Carnegie Mellon University.

Bailey chaired East Tennessee State University’s music department from 1993-95 before going to Texas Tech.

”We are very pleased and excited that we were able to persuade Dr. Bailey to move from Texas back to Tennessee,” said Dr. Lorayne Lester, UT-Knoxville dean of arts and sciences. ”He is versatile not only as an educator, but as a conductor, trumpet musician, composer of music, and author.

”We look forward to continued growth in the music department under his direction.”

Bailey received the bachelor’s degree in music at Iowa State University, the master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and the doctorate from the University of Colorado. An active wind band conductor and marching band consultant, he has published three college music education textbooks and numerous articles, musical arrangements and compositions.

He was assistant dean of music and band director at the University of Colorado and a faculty member at Alabama State University. He has conducted the Denver Concert Band, the Rocky Mountain Brassworks, and performed for the Texas Tech Faculty Brass Quintet.

Bailey is a member of the Committee on Ethics for the National Association of Schools of Music and former director of the Texas Association of Music Schools. He recently was named secretary of the Tennessee Association of Music Executives of Colleges and Universities.

He is married to Gillian Bailey and they have two daughters, Alison and Caroline.