Amy Acklin serves as the Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at the University of Louisville. She also directs the UofL Symphonic Band and Concert Band and teaching courses in undergraduate conducting and music education. Previously, Acklin taught instrumental music in the California public schools for six years. She is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and presents research regularly at national, regional and state conferences. Acklin currently serves as the KMEA Intercollegiate Band Coordinator and the KMEA District 12 University Chair and as past KMEA State Advisor for NAfME Collegiate. Acklin has articles published or forthcoming in UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, The Journal of Band Research, Florida Music Director, and GIA’s “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series. 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.