Dr. Joseph H. Allison is currently Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University, serving as Director of Outreach and the Marching Arts Research Team, where he previously served as Director of Bands and the Graduate Conducting Division. Additionally, Dr. Allison is a Managing Partner of the Marching Roundtable Web Platform, and an Educational Clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc., and Executive Director of the National Collegiate Marching Band Championship Bowl.
Allison taught in public high schools for eighteen years – his Sumter (SC) High School Bands were the first internationally to be awarded both the Sudler Flag and Sudler Shield for concert and marching excellence.
Dr. Allison serves as an adjudicator, clinician and consultant for concert, marching and jazz events in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, and Japan. His personal honors include the National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence”, the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s “Sudler Order of Merit” as well as achievement awards from both the International Association of Jazz Educators and the Percussive Arts Society.