Associate Director of Bands
WJ Julian Endowed Director of the “Pride of the Southland” Marching Band
Dr. Michael Stewart is WJ Julian Endowed Director of the “Pride of the Southland” Marching Band and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Beyond directing the marching band, Dr. Stewart conducts the UT Symphonic Band, Basketball Pep Bands, as well as teaching undergraduate courses in Music Education.
Dr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His teaching career began within in the Delaware City School district (Delaware, Ohio) teaching music education to students from grades 5 through 12. Dr. Stewart received his masters and doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University where he served as the Graduate Assistant Director with the Marching Band and Teaching Assistant within the School of Music.
Dr. Stewart continues to actively serve as a clinician, adjudicator, drill writer, and guest conductor throughout the nation. Dr. Stewart is a member professional organizations such as the College Band Directors Association, National Band Association, East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association, National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma (honorary), and Phi Mu Alpha (honorary).