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Kathleen Campbell M.M.
Joined Seton Hill
1982
Hometown
Greensburg, PA
Contact Info
kcampbel@setonhill.edu

Kathleen M. Campbell is Professor of Music at Seton Hill University where she teaches woodwind chamber ensembles, aural theory, keyboard strategies and saxophone. She was the founder of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, a wind and percussion performance and educational organization consisting of professional musicians from southwestern Pennsylvania and music students from Seton Hill University and served as its music director and conductor from 1985 - 2008. In addition, she was the founding director of the Seton Hill University Community Arts Program Youth Honors Band which has served middle school music students for over 30 years. An active member of the National Association for Music Education, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association, Ms. Campbell also served on the Arts in Education committee of the Westmoreland Cultural Trust from 1998-2008. Kathleen Campbell is a graduate of Seton Hill University and holds a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where she was assistant director of bands under Dr. Terrence Milligan. From 1991-95 and 2013-2017, Ms. Campbell served as Chair of the Music Department at Seton Hill University and from 1994-96, served as Music Director and Conductor of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has guest conducted numerous honors bands at the local, state, and national levels. An active clinician and adjudicator in the tri-state area, Ms. Campbell also performs regularly as a free-lance musician, including appearances with the Westmoreland and University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, Glass City Swing Band, Wally Gingers Orchestra, for numerous churches and various regional musical theater productions. Ms. Campbell was the recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement in the Arts" award given by the Greensburg Area Cultural Council (now the Westmoreland Cultural Trust) and was also awarded the CASE “Professor of the Year” at Seton Hill University

Education

  • B.M. in Music Education, Seton Hill University
  • M.M. in Wind Conducting, University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music)

Awards

  • Seton Hill University, CASE PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR; Greensburg Area Cultural Council LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS Award; PMEA State In-Service Conference Performance by the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds

Organizations

  • College Band Directors National Association; National Catholic Band Association; Music Educators National Conference; Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; Westmoreland County Music Educators Association

Presentations

  • "Music Education and Advocacy: Limited Time, Unlimited Resources," Diocese of Pittsburgh Music Educator In-Service; PMEA State In-Service Conference Performance by the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds; WQED-FM Local Touch Broadcast by the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds; Instrumental Performance Clinician/Adjudicator for numerous events including PMEA Festivals, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Gorell Competition, Duquesne University Concerto Competition, West Virginia Weslyan University MTNA Solo Competition, Mansfield University Orchestra & Band Festival, and PA Governor School for the Arts

Performances

  • Guest Conductor for numerous high school, junior high, and elementary honors band festivals including Westmoreland, Huntingdon, Somerset, Fayette, Washington, Greene, Bradford-Sullivan and Indiana Counties, PMEA Districts, Alle-Kiski and Allegheny Valley Honors Band, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Connecticut Independent High Schools and All-State Festivals, and West Virginia University Invitational High School Honors Band

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate: Music K-12

Achievements

  • Former Music Director and Conductor of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds; Former Music Director and Conductor of the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra; Freelance saxophonist, including appearances with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Glass City Swing Band, Wally Gingers Orchestra, and for numerous regional churches, and various regional musical theater productions.