Katie Byrd

Katie Byrd, BM, MM

Instructor of Percussion

Phone: 678-839-6516 | Fax: 678-839-6259

Email:  kbyrd@westga.edu

Office: Humanities Building

Biography

Katie Jones Byrd is Instructor of Percussion at the University of West Georgia, where she teaches Applied Percussion, Music Appreciation, and Percussion Ensemble. She received the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005 and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia in 2003. Prior to this position, Ms. Byrd taught at Toccoa Falls College and worked with the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, as well as numerous middle and high school programs. Following graduate school, she worked for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she founded and directed Calypso, a steel band program in partnership with the public school system. Ms. Byrd has held the position of Principal Timpanist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and has performed with multiple other ensembles, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.


Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation)    
    • MUSC-2600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion)    
    • MUSC-2800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens)    
    • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials)    
    • MUSC-4600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion)    
    • MUSC-4800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens)    
    • MUSC-5800N (Small Ens:Percussion Ensemble)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation) Section: 01D   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-2600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 1   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-2800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 1   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-4600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 1   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-4800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-5800N (Small Ens:Percussion Ensemble) Section: 1   [View Syllabus]
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation) Section: 04
    • MUSC-2600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 01
    • MUSC-2800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 01
    • MUSC-4600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 01
    • MUSC-4800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 01
    • MUSC-5800N (Small Ens:Percussion Ensemble) Section: 01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation) Section: 02
    • MUSC-2600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 01
    • MUSC-2800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 01
    • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
    • MUSC-4600Q (Principal Applied: Percussion) Section: 01
    • MUSC-4800N (Small Ensemble:Percussion Ens) Section: 01
    • MUSC-5800N (Small Ens:Percussion Ensemble) Section: 01