Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Percussion Performance- University of North Carolina at Greensboro Master of Music in Percussion Performance - Sam Houston State University State Board for Educator Certification in Music (Grades EC - 12)
Mr. Dial is entering his 7th year of teaching and is excited about rejoining the Elkins High School Band as an Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Director. Prior to working at Elkins, Mr. Dial worked as an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director at Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas, at Elkins High School as a Percussion Director, and at Mance Park Middle School in Huntsville, Texas as an Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion for all Huntsville ISD campuses. Mr. Dial received his Master of Music degree at Sam Houston State University. He studied percussion performance under Dr. John Lane and was the 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 showcase performance submission and it was selected to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 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 studied 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. Mr. Dial performed at the College Band Directors National Association Convention in 2013. He 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
Tutorials - Monday - Thursday after school until 4:00 unless there is a conflicting rehearsal scheduled.