Douglas Akey attended Arizona State University on a performance scholarship, earning a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music and a master's degree in Solo Performance. Since 1987, Mr. Akey has been Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at Hendrix Junior High School in Chandler, Arizona. He has taught junior high school band for 20 years in the Phoenix area. His works have appeared on dozens of state contest lists and are performed by bands throughout the world. Mr. Akey has also received numerous awards, including the Stanbury Award of the American School Band Directors Association and the National Federation of Secondary Schools Music Educator of the Year Award.
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