C. Kevin Bowen

Director of Bands


Dr. Tim Heath is currently the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Teaching Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At Wake Forest, he oversees all aspects of the athletic band program and serves as a member of the conducting faculty assisting the concert bands. Previously, he was the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He also served as Assistant Director of the Wind Ensemble and was a member of the conducting faculty during his tenure at Samford. 

Before teaching full-time at the collegiate level, Dr. Heath was a graduate teaching assistant with The University of Alabama Bands while pursuing his doctoral studies. At the University of Alabama, Dr. Heath conducted the pep bands, The University of Alabama Concert Band, and served as a staff member with The Million Dollar Band. Dr. Heath received the Outstanding Instrumental Music Education Graduate Student award for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Dr. Heath’s previous collegiate teaching experience includes Instructor of Music at The University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, North Carolina where he directed the pep band, instructed applied percussion lessons, conducted the jazz band, and instructed music education courses. He also served as Director of Bands at Spring Creek High School in Seven Springs, NC. 

Dr. Heath is an active clinician and adjudicator for both concert band and marching band. He has served as a regular conductor for the Cookeville (Tennessee) Community Band’s Summer Concert Series. As a clinician, he has presented at the collegiate and high school levels across the United States. As a music educator, Dr. Heath has presented sessions and research at both the state and national levels and is published in The Instrumentalist, The National Band Association Journal, and Percussive Notes

Dr. Heath serves on the Small Band Committee of the College Band Directors National Association and is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, College Music Society, Kappa Delta Epsilon Education Fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon, the Percussive Arts Society’s Scholarly Research Committee, and is an Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity at the University of Alabama and Wake Forest University.

Dr. Heath is an educational clinician for Jupiter Musical Instruments.

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