Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Cardinal Marching Band
Amy Acklin serves as the Associate Director of Bands and the Director of the Cardinal Marching Band at the University of Louisville. Additional responsibilities at UofL include directing the Symphonic Band and Concert Band and teaching courses in undergraduate conducting and music education. Previously, Dr. Acklin taught instrumental music in the California public schools for six years. She is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and currently serves as the KMEA State Advisor for NAfME Collegiate and the KMEA Intercollegiate Band Coordinator. Dr. Acklin has publications in The Journal of Band Research, Florida Music Director, and GIA’s “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series and has presented research at the National CBDNA Conference, MENC: The National Association for Music Education National Conference, as well as other regional and state conferences. She is a member of KMEA, NAfME, and CBDNA and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Dr. Acklin holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Louisville and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.