Dr. Wayne Gallops


Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education
Covington 108
Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-5569
Fax: (540) 831-6133

Conductor, educator, and keyboard artist - Dr. R. Wayne Gallops serves as director of bands and music education at Radford University. His responsibilities include conducting the wind ensemble, chamber winds, and symphonic band, music education courses, conducting courses, and coordination of the music education degree program. Prior to his appointment at Radford University, Dr. Gallops served on the faculties of The University of Tampa, The University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, and the Howard W. Blake School for the Arts. For 19 years, Dr. Gallops taught in the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Fla.) His high school bands consistently received national and international acclaim, presented superior performances at Florida Bandmasters Association state festivals, the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, and toured Japan.

Dr. Gallops is active throughout the United States as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and performer on clarinet, piano, and organ. As a conductor and keyboard artist, he performs and records with numerous classical / jazz ensembles and artists, conducts for various theater, opera, and ballet companies – including Radford University Ballet Theatre productions of The Nutcracker – and has toured throughout the United States and Japan. In 2008, his solo CD release – Jazzicale – received international critical acclaim. Wayne is also a member of the RU Faculty Jazz Quartet and The Pandemusicum Ensemble.

Dr. Gallops' research interests explore conducting gesture and musician response, music classroom-rehearsal management, and philosophical issues germane to music education in secondary schools. His writings are published in numerous peer review publications and he has presented clinics, lectures, and performances at many national and international conferences. Dr. Gallops serves on the VMEA Executive Board as College Section President, the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro Project Support Grant Review Panel, and is honored through membership in Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Mu Alpha, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Outstanding Young Men of America, and has been awarded Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association for outstanding contributions to bands, band music, and instrumental music education.

Dr. Gallops holds degrees from Hillsborough Community College (A.A.), The University of Tampa (B.A.), Florida State University (M.M.E.), and The University of South Florida (Ph.D.)