Scott-Lee Atchison, Associate Director of Bands at Texas A&M Commerce, received his Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He recently completed his doctoral residency at the University of Washington and will soon complete the requirements for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting.
At the University of Washington he studied instrumental conducting with Tim Salzman and trumpet with Allen Vizzutti and David Gordon. At Tennessee he was a conducting student of Dr. Gary Sousa, Dr. David Stutzenberger, and James Fellenbaum, and at various symposiums with John Whitwell, Eugene Corporon, Jerry Junkin, Jack Stamp, H. Robert Reynolds, Allan McMurray, Craig Kirchhoff, Richard Floyd, and Robert Halseth. At North Texas he studied trumpet with Keith Johnson and Leonard Candeleria. Upon graduating from the University of North Texas, Mr. Atchison taught public school in California's central valley and served as an active designer and clinician with marching bands and Drum Corps throughout the country. In 2007, Mr. Atchison joined the instructional staff for The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps where he served as Brass Caption Head and in 2009 The Troopers were welcomed back into DCI Finals after a 23-year absence. Mr. Atchison is currently the Brass Caption Head for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. Finally, Mr. Atchison has collaborated with many award-winning composers such as Cindy McTee and Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Colgrass and David Del Tredici.