Director of Bands; Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education
DMA, Wind Conducting, Michigan State University
MM, Wind Conducting, University of Kentucky
BS, Music Education, Central Connecticut State University
Office: Silver Center for the Arts 322
Fall 2020 Office Hours: coming soon
Jared Staub is currently the Director of Bands at Plymouth State University where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in conducting and instrumental music education, and oversees the applied low brass studio.
Prior to this he served as the Director of Bands at Grand Rapids Community College where he conducted the Wind and Jazz Ensembles and taught courses in music theory and instrumental music education. Prior to his appointment at GRCC, Staub served for six years as Director of Bands at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana where he oversaw all aspects of a comprehensive high school band program—directing the marching, jazz, and concert bands, and serving as music director for all musical theater productions. Dr. Staub taught in similar capacities in schools in the greater Chicago area.
Committed to the creation of new music for the band medium, he has presented multiple world and Michigan premieres of new music for winds with ensembles at Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan State University. As an orchestrator, he has worked closely with noted American composer Robert Beaser on a wind transcription of his composition “Double Chorus”, currently published by Schott Music, and is currently completing a new transcription of Beaser’s “Evening Prayer”. In addition, Dr. Staub has presented his work at both the College Band Directors National Association National and Southern Division Conferences, as well as the College Music Society Southwestern Division Regional Conference.
A native of Bristol, Connecticut, Jared Staub earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, where he was actively involved in teaching and assisting within all aspects of the band program in the College of Music. He received his Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelor of Music Education from Central Connecticut State University. He has professional affiliations with the College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.