Karrick joined the faculty of Northern Kentucky University in the fall of 2003
as Director of Bands. His prior teaching experience includes nine years at the
University of Toledo and seven years of public school teaching in Kentucky. At
NKU, he administrates the entire band program including the Symphonic Winds, the
Concert Band and the Basketball Pep Band. He also teaches classes in conducting,
music education, marching band techniques, and assists with student teacher supervision.
In addition to his responsibilities at NKU, Dr. Karrick is active as a guest
conductor, adjudicator, clinician, composer, and music arranger. His band compositions
have been performed around the US, Europe, and in Australia.
his service as a public school teacher in 1984 at Beechwood School in Fort Mitchell,
Kentucky. In 1986 he returned to his Alma Mater, Bowling Green (KY) High School,
as the Director of Instrumental Music. His concert bands received superior ratings
at Regional and State Concert Festivals every year of his five-year tenure there
and in 1988 his marching band was named Class AA State Champion.
In the fall
of 1991 Karrick entered the Ph.D. program in Music Education at Louisiana State
University, completing the degree in 1994. His prior education includes a Bachelor
of Music Education from the University of Louisville that he completed in 1982,
and a Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University, completed
in 1984. Many individuals have influenced Dr. Karrick's musical life. He studied
trumpet with Leon Rapier, music education with Cornelia Yarbrough, and conducting
with Frank Wickes. His primary composition teachers were David Livingston, Steve
Beck, and Cecil Karrick. His professional affiliations include: Music Educators
National Conference, the Kentucky Music Education Association, and the College
Band Directors National Association. Karrick and his wife Amy have four children,
Connor, Molly, Ross, and Natalie.
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