Josh Byrd, D.M.A.

Josh Byrd serves as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of West Georgia.   His primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, teaching conducting and music education courses, supervising student teachers, and administrating all aspects of the UWG band program.  Prior to his appointment he served as Director of Bands at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin and Assistant Director of Bands at Lanier Middle School and Norcross High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Dr. Byrd received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting and a minor in Music Theory from the University of Georgia where he studied with John Lynch.  He received his Master of Music degree in Conducting while studying with Tom Dvorak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia where he studied saxophone with Kenneth Fischer and conducting with Dwight Satterwhite and John Culvahouse.

Dr. Byrd is an active clinician, most recently having presented at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, 2018 CBDNA National Conference, and the 2018 GMEA annual In-Service conference both as a clinician and as conductor of the UWG Wind Ensemble. In UWG 2020, the Wind Ensemble performed at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference for the first time in the program’s history. Dr. Byrd is a strong advocate of new music, having been part of numerous commissioning consortiums during his tenure at the University of West Georgia, including Joseph Schwantner’s Luminosity, David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 10, Viet Cuong’s Bull’s-Eye, John Mackey’s Places we can no longer go, and Jennifer Higdon’s Aspire.

His professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Beta Mu.  Dr. Byrd lives in Carrollton with his wife, Katie, and their two children, Tripp and Haley.

Fall 2022 Sections

Summer 2022 Sections

Spring 2022 Sections

Fall 2021 Sections

Summer 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Spring 2020 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4200 (Orchestration and Arranging) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4160 (Instrumental Pedagogy and Lit) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4200 (Orchestration and Arranging) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4850 (Applied Conducting) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5160 (Instrumental Pedagogy & Lit) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5850 (Applied Conducting) Section: 01

Spring 2018 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Fall 2017 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4200 (Orchestration and Arranging) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4850 (Applied Conducting) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5850 (Applied Conducting) Section: 01

Summer 2017 Sections

  • MUSC-1100 (Music Appreciation) Section: E02

Spring 2017 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4850 (Applied Conducting) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5800G (Small Ens:Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01

Fall 2016 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4160 (Instrumental Pedagogy and Lit) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4200 (Orchestration and Arranging) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5160 (Instrumental Pedagogy & Lit) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Summer 2016 Sections

  • MUSC-6184 (Seminar in Music Education) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 1
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 1
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 1
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 1
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 1
  • MUSC-5800G (Small Ens:Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 1

Fall 2015 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3603 (Percussion Tech & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • MUSC-5230 (Technology in Music Education) Section: E01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • MUSC-2700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-2800G (Small Ensemble:Woodwind Ensemb) Section: 01
  • MUSC-3230 (Techn in Comp & Improvisation) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4021 (Instrumental Methd & Materials) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4186 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4187 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4188 (Teaching Internship) Section: 02
  • MUSC-4700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-4800G (Small Ens: Woodwind Ensemble) Section: 01
  • MUSC-5700 (Wind Ensemble) Section: 01