Dr. Jeff Bright is the Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Bright’s primary duties at Western include directing all athletic bands, the Concert Band, and teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses. Prior to his appointment at WKU, Dr. Bright held the Director of Bands position for eight years at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he was responsible for all band activities, as well as teaching private low brass applied. His experience spans over two decades teaching instrumental music at all levels, and ensembles under his direction have received numerous superior ratings and best in class awards.
Dr. Bright holds bachelors and masters degrees in music education from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Oklahoma. His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Fraternity, American School Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, MENC: the National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Bright resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky with his wife Cindy and daughters Sarah and Rachel.