Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - University of North Carolina at Greensboro Master of Music - Sam Houston State University
Mr. Dial just completed his first year of teaching at Elkins high School as the percussion specialist and looks forward to many more. Prior to working at Elkins Mr. Dial worked as an assistant band director at Mance Park Middle School and director of percussion for all Huntsville ISD campuses. In May of 2017 Mr. Dial received his Master of Music degree at Sam Houston State University where he studied percussion performance under Dr. John Lane and was principal percussionist for the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Sam Houston percussion group, Mr. Dial performed "Draping the Walls with Ice" by Jeff Herriott as part of a shocase performance submission and it was selected to perform at Percussive Arts Society International Convetion in 2017.
Before moving to Texas, Mr. Dial attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he majored in Percussion Performance and Music Education. While at UNCG, he was able to study under Dr. Kris Keeton, Dr. Neeraj Mehta, and Dr. Eric Willie. Mr. Dial was a member of the UNCG Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. He performed at the College Band Directors National Association Convention in 2013 and was privileged to perform world premieres of works by John Mackey, Stephen Bryant, and Scott Lindroth as well as participate in three commercially-available albums with the wind ensemble: “Finish Line!” (2011), “Arts and Letters” (2014), and “Stories and Sanctuaries” (2015). In his final semester, Mr. Dial participated in a submission to the PASIC College Percussion Ensemble competition that was selected to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2015.
1st Period - Beginner Percussion FCMS
2nd Period - Travel/Conference
3rd Period - Online Combined Beginner Percussion
4th Period - Online Elkins Percussion
5th Period - Elkins Percussion
6th Period - Beginner Percussion QVMS
7th Period - Travel/PLC
8th Period - Advisory
Tutorials - Every day after school as needed virtually or in person by appointment
Tutorials are offered any day after school by appointment. I stay after school almost every day. If a student needs extra help all they have to do is let me know what day and for how long and I can usually make it work!