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Director of Bands

  • D.M.A., Instrumental Conducting, University of Oklahoma (2007)
  • M.M., Theory and Composition, Louisiana State University (1996)
  • B.M.E, Music Education, Louisiana State University (1986)
Dr. David W. Campo is currently Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University; in 2004, Dr. Campo began his tenure at SFA as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Lumberjack Marching Band. In 2012, under his direction, The Lumberjack Marching Band appeared in the London New Year’s Day Parade, and the SFA Wind Ensemble performed in historic Cadogan Hall on that same trip. The LMB has been featured in exhibition at the Texas 3A and 6A State Marching Contest in San Antonio in 2014 and 2018 respectively, and in 2015 marched in the historic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In March of 2018, The Lumberjack Marching Band marched in the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. As Director of Bands, Dr. Campo directs the Wind Ensemble and coordinates the graduate conducting program at SFA and oversees all aspects of a band program that engages over 400 student musicians. Prior to his appointment at SFA, he was a Doctoral Conducting Fellow at the University of Oklahoma, where he studied conducting with Dr. William K. Wakefield before receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2007. From 1999 – 2001, Dr. Campo was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, where he supervised all athletic bands in addition to teaching conducting and directing the University concert band. For fifteen years, he taught at both the middle school and high school levels in Louisiana, where his bands received state and national recognition for their excellence. Dr. Campo is a published composer and author; he has completed commissions for high schools, universities and professional orchestras, including the University of Louisiana – Lafayette Wind Ensemble and The Acadiana Symphony. His works are published by Alfred Music and MSB Publishing. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Music in Theory and Composition from Louisiana State University. His professional associations include the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Campo resides in Nacogdoches with his wife Donna, and his daughter, McKenzie.