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Dr. Constance Kelley

D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.M., Louisiana State University
B.S., Music Education, Southwest Missouri State University

Flute, band and music education

Dr. Constance Kelley is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Assistant Director of Bands at Angelo State University where her primary duties include teaching the flute studio, assisting the Ram Band Marching Band, and directing the Basketball Pep Band and Chamber Winds/Symphonic Band. Additionally, Dr. Kelley is founder and director of the Concho Valley Community Flute Choir, a member of The Mesquite Trio, and a member of the Texas National Guard 36th Infantry Division Band, Austin, Texas. Before relocating to Texas, Dr. Kelley had served eight years as principle flutist with the 312th United States Army Reserve Band based in Lawrence, Kansas.

While in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Kelley had the opportunity to serve as interim flute professor at UNL, taught applied flute, counterpoint, and orchestration at Union College, and was a contract teacher at Concordia University in Seward, NE. Prior to beginning her doctoral work at UNL, Dr. Kelley spent several years as a teacher in the Lawrence, Kansas public school system where she was an itinerant elementary band director and assisted with the local junior high and high school band programs.

Dr. Kelley has been a featured soloist with Angelo State University, the 312th Army Band on tours through El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Midwest, is a past winner of the Southwest Missouri State University concerto competition, and a former member of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in master classes for William Bennett, Alexa Still, Kyle Dzapo, and Maria Harding. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Kelley’s flute instructors include John Bailey, Mary Poses, Katherine Kemler, Alan Zoloth, and Belva Prather.