Faculty by Area

Kevin Griggs

Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands


  • Office: MUS003
  • Phone: 406-370-8730
  • Fax: 406-243-2441
  • Email: kevin.griggs@umontana.edu
  • Office Hours:

    By Appointmet - 406-370-8730

Personal Summary

Dr. Griggs is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands . He has been an active member of the UM School of Music since 2004.  Prior to joining the UM faculty, he taught junior high school band & choir at Payson Jr. High and high school band at Weber High School and Roy High School.  Dr. Griggs studied music education at Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1992).  He studied Instrumental Conducting at the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a Masters of Music degree (2001) and a Doctor of Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting and Music Theory & Composition (2004). 

At the University of Montana, Dr. Griggs conducts the University Concert Band, Grizzly Marching Band, UM Pep Band, and teaches Marching Band Techniques, Upper Brass Methods and Lower Brass Methods. He is the Coordinator for the UM Summer Music Camps and the Co-Chair of the Western Montana State Music Festival.  Dr. Griggs is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout Montana and the western United States and performs with several ensembles on trumpet.  He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Band Association (NBA), and Montana Bandmasters Association (MBA).


Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental Music K-12 (1992)
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Master of Music: Instrumental Conducting (2001)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO


Doctor of Arts: Instrumental Conducting/Music Theory & Composition (2004)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Courses Taught

MUSI102A Applied Instruction: Trumpet

MUSI114A University Concert Band

MUSI314 University Concert Band

MUSI155A Marching Band

MUSI355 Advanced Marching Band

MUSE274 Upper Brass Methods

MUSE275 Lower Brass Methods

MUSE491 Marching Band Techniques
Other courses taught:

MUSE397 Instrumental Music Methods

MUSI335  Instrumental Conducting

MUSI357 Forms & Analysis II

MUSI511 Advanced Conducting

MUSI114A Symphonic Wind Ensemble

MUSI314 Symphonic Wind Ensemble

MUSI492 Independent Study

Teaching Experience

Director of Bands and Choirs (1992)
Payson Jr. High School, Payson, UT

Director of Bands (1992-1996)
Weber High School, Pleasant Grove, UT

Director of Bands (1998-2000)
Roy High School, Roy, UT

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2000-2003)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Associate Director of Bands (2004-Present)
University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Field of Study

Music Education
Instrumental Conducting
Music Theory/Composition


College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

National Band Association (NBA)

Montana Bandmasters Association (MBA)


Honors / Awards

Golden Eagle Feather presented by George and Holli Henkel (Slater Henkel) of the Blackfeet Tribe (2013)