Coordinator: Instrumental Music, Music Education, Recruiting and Awards
Dr. Stephen C. Etters has served as Coordinator for Music Education and Director of Bands at Catawba College since the fall of 2000. He also serves as Coordinator for Student Recruitment for the Department of Music. In addition to his duties at Catawba, Dr. Etters is sought after as a performer (low brass), guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for concert bands, marching bands, and orchestras, as well as various solo and ensemble young artist competitions.
In the spring of 2008, Dr. Etters served as chair for re-visioning and revising the Music Standards (choral / instrumental k-12) for the NC Department of Instruction preparation of "Teachers of the 21st Century" which was adopted by the NC State Board of Education in July, 2008. In 2007, he was recognized by the North Carolina Music Educators Association for 25 years of continuous service to the field of music education.
Dr. Etters holds degrees from The University of South Carolina (B.M.E. Music; M.Ed. Administration) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (D. Ed., Music Education / Curriculum Supervision). He is a member of Music Educators National Conference (national, state - SC, NC and VA – and SCDBA, and the Rowan County Band Directors Association), the College Music Society, and Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Band Fraternity (life member).