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Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Department of Music - Joseph Stites

Joseph Stites

Joseph Stites

Office:  FAC 335
Phone:  (270) 745-4388


Joe Stites teaches tuba/euphonium studio and music education classes at WKU. He performs as tubist with the WKU Faculty Brass Quintet, is principal tubist with Orchestra Kentucky and directs the WKU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.  His primary teachers include Kent Campbell, Daniel Perantoni, and Mark Moore.  A native of Hopkinsville, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His previous teaching positions include nine years directing high school bands in Kentucky and Georgia and eight years as Associate Director of Bands and the Director of the Big Red Marching Band at WKU.

Stites has been active in the Kentucky Music Educators Association serving in a variety of positions including Festival Manager, Marching Band Committee chair, and Co-manager/Host of the KMEA State Marching Band Championships.  He currently serves as the Vice President/Immediate Past-President of KMEA.  He has served as an adjudicator and clinician for marching bands, solo and ensemble festivals, concert bands, and orchestras in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama His professional and honorary memberships include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), the and Kentucky Music Educators Association.

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