EMH Staff


     

Dr. Gary Ziek

Director of Athletic Bands

gziek@emporia.edu

Dr. Gary D. Ziek has served as the Director of Bands and Professor of Trumpet at Emporia State University since 1995. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University in May of 1994, graduating as a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. While attending Michigan State, he served as Principal Trumpet in the Wind Symphony. He received his Master of Arts in Trumpet Performance in 1986 and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981.

Dr. Ziek served from 1982 to 1985 in the United States Army and was a member of the Continental Army Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He taught in the Greater Latrobe School District in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from 1987 to 1992. He was the Associate Director of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band in 1994. Dr. Ziek enjoys performing and conducting a wide variety of music, from classical to jazz, and is active as both an arranger and composer. His compositions and arrangements have been performed throughout the United States, and in Europe and Asia. His music is published by C. Alan Publications. Dr. Ziek has performed and conducted in twenty five states, as well as in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Canada.

 David Constantine

David Constantine

dpercussion@gmail.com

Percussion Instructor and Battery Percussion Arranger

The Percussion Instructor is the caption head for all percussion. Duties and responsibilities include arranging, instructing, recruiting, auditioning, equipment maintenance, equipment storage and inventory, and facilitating all rehearsals and performances.

 
                

Breanna Williams

beasquircle@gmail.com

Color Guard Instructor and Choreographer

The Color Guard Instructor and Choreographer is the caption head for all guard. Duties and responsibilities include choreography, instructing, recruiting, auditioning, equipment maintenance, silk and equipment storage and inventory, and facilitating all rehearsals and performances.

Richard Hellinger 

Richard Hellinger, Anthony Foust

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Band Program at Emporia State University The Band GTA positions change yearly. GTA's work with all aspects of the Marching Band, Basketball Band, And Wind Ensemble. Duties and responsibilities include general overall assistance, rehearsals, performances, music arranging, equipment inventory, and administrative assistance.

 

 

Morgan Ottesen

Drum Majors

The ESU Drum Majors are the student conductors of the marching band. They collectively have the highest amount of responsibility and leadership in the ESU Marching Band. Duties and responsibilities include promoting good attitude, leading by example, mastering all tasks assigned, anticipating tasks to be completed, prepare scores and conduct the half-time shows as per director, prepare scores and conduct in the stands as per director, assist with teaching of marching fundamentals, and facilitate all rehearsal and performance logistical and facility needs.

 

 

Morgan Ottesen

mottesen@g.emporia.edu

ESU Bands Administrative Coordinator

The ESU Bands Administrative Coordinator is the chief administrator of the athletic band department. Duties and responsibilities include general overall administrative tasks, accounting and financial reports, database management, inventory, travel coordination, publications, recruitment and mailings, fund-raising, office staff and athletic bands student staff supervisor, and summer camps.