Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.E., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
B.A., Liberty University
Office: Performing Arts 140
Contact Dr. Kerr: Phone: 434-582-2363
Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Instrumental Conducting, and Marching Band Techniques
Dr. Stephen P. Kerr, former principal trumpet player at Liberty University, has been a band director for 30 years and is in his 23rd year at Liberty University. He received his B.S. degree in music education from Liberty University in 1982, and holds an M.E. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Kerr holds the PhD in Music Education with a minor in research from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He serves as Director of the "Spirit of the Mountain" Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and teaches Instrumental Conducting courses. He has studied with principal trumpet for the Roanoke Symphony, Alan Bachelder, and Dr. Edward Bach, trumpet instructor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Kerr studied conducting with Dr. James Glazebrook at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Dr. John Locke at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He performs periodically in the Lynchburg area, and periodically serves as a band clinician and adjudicator in the mid-Atlantic region. The Liberty University Wind Ensemble has demonstrated acclaimed performance levels, including performing at the 2008 College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference, peer-reviewed invitation. This group is honored to perform again at the CBDNA Southern Conference in February, 2012, an outstanding accomplishment for our students and a high honor for Liberty University. The Wind Ensemble enjoys an extended tour during the spring semester every year, performing at schools, churches and community events, including fun venues such as Miami’s Bayside and Disney World. The Liberty University Marching Band performs regularly in the new Williams Stadium, travels to exciting venues, and serves as a host for their own USSBA Central Virginia Regional Marching Band Competition each fall semester.