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Brian Griffiths

Director of Bands

B.Mus. University of Oregon
M.Ed. Corban University

Responsibilities: Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Instrumental Music Education, and Low Brass Studio.

Background: Prior to his appointment at Corban, he taught for fifteen years at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the Salem-Keizer School District. He directed award-winning high school marching and jazz bands and co-conducted the nationally recognized West Salem Wind Ensemble. He holds degrees from Corban University and the University of Oregon.

Activities: He is active as an adjudicator and guest conductor around the Northwest. A specialist on tenor and bass trombone, he enjoys serving as a brass clinician and adjudicator in Oregon. In addition, he is the co-founder of the SSS Band Leadership Camps in Oregon and Virginia.

Affiliations: Oregon Music Educators’ Association, MENC, the College Band Directors’ National Association and the International Trombone Association. He is a charter member of the Oregon chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters’ Fraternity.

Family: He is married to Becky, and they are raising two sons. The family attends Salem Heights Church.

Interests: Camping, canoeing, backpacking, fly-fishing, and cross-country skiing.

Why choose Corban: At Corban, he particularly enjoys the opportunity to teach musical arts as a facet of Christian worship. He states, "As believers rehearsing and performing in a music ensemble, we have a unique opportunity to learn about how the Body of Christ is designed to function. We can take that experience and understanding into every area of our lives."