Dr. Rick Good is currently the Interim Department Chair and Director of Bands at Auburn University. He also serves as the immediate Past-President of the National Band Association. In 2013, he was elected membership into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. During his tenure at Auburn, Dr. Good was promoted to Professor in October of 2009. Prior to that promotion, he served for twelve years as Marching Band Director and Associate Professor of Low Brass. In 2004, the AU Marching Band received the Sudler Trophy Award while under his direction.
In addition to overseeing the successful development of all university bands as Director of Bands, Dr. Good’s current duties include conducting the Auburn University Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds, the university’s top premiere wind and percussion ensemble. In addition, Dr. Good teaches both graduate and undergraduate conducting and wind literature courses. Other honors and awards include being named the Director of the Macy’s All-American Marching Band for the past eleven years. He has been honored with the College of Liberal Arts Teaching Effectiveness Award in Fine Arts and named a Faculty Honoree by the Cardinal Key Honor Society at Auburn. He has held the elected offices of President and Vice President of the National Band Association. Currently he is Past-President and serves on the Board of Director for the world’s largest band organization. Dr. Good holds various memberships in national and international organizations and is active as a freelance musician and an adjudicator throughout the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe.