Christopher Drew Dickey is in his second season on The Cavaliers Brass Staff, serving in the role of Brass Caption Coordinator. In addition, he serves as Director of Athletic Bands at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University and on the administrative team at Southwood Academy of the Arts, a 6-12 public arts magnet school. At Anderson University, his responsibilities include teaching and overseeing the low brass studio, conducting the AU Brass Ensemble and Pep Bands, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and music theory. At Southwood Academy, Drew oversees educational instruction and provides professional development to both academic and arts teachers on curriculum development and assessment, technology integration, and arts integration, as well as coordinating the school’s arts magnet recruiting programs.
Prior to his current appointments, Drew served as Graduate Conducting Associate with the Louisiana State University Department of Bands and has spent many years as an educator and administrator in the South Carolina public schools and the drum and bugle corps community. Ensembles under his direction have earned numerous awards and accolades, and he serves as an active judge, clinician, and performer.
Drew holds the degrees of Master of Music in Music Education from the Ithaca College School of Music, Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University, and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. In addition, he is a Google for Education Certified Educator and Trainer and is certified as an Apple Teacher.
His professional affiliations include the College Band Director's National Association, the South Carolina Music Educator’s Association, the National Association for Music Education, the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Drew currently resides in Anderson, South Carolina with his wonderful wife, Shelby, his son, Maddox, and his dog Pongo.