William L. Ballenger has served as Director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University since fall 2004. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech,
he served for twelve years as Department Head of Music at Oklahoma State University. Professor Ballenger's previous academic appointments include
Associate Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and public school teaching
positions in Ankeny and Oskaloosa school districts in Iowa. Professor Ballenger has composed more than seventy original compositions and arranged more
than six hundred works for various ensembles. In 2010 Professor Ballenger was elected President-elect of the Texas Association of Music Schools (TAMS).
Previous appointments include TAMS Director of the four-year state-supported schools (2009). Professor Ballenger remains active in the National Association
of Schools of Music (NASM). Previous NASM appointments include Chair and Vice Chair of Region 9, Chair of the Ethics Committee, and member of the
Nominating Committee. Professor Ballenger serves as an on-site evaluator for institutional NASM accreditation reviews.
Director, School of Music
William Ballenger can be contacted through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.