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Dr. Todd Shiver

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Professor of Music

A Georgia native, Todd earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and the Master’s Degree in Music Education from Auburn University, a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education with a minor in Trumpet Performance from The University of Georgia.  His faculty and administrative career include twenty years at Georgia College & State University where he served as the Director of Bands and the Interim Department Chair.  He served two years as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at CWU and is in his eighth year serving as the chair of the Department of Music at CWU.

His past professional memberships and service include serving as the Chair of the Northwest Region for the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) where he was a member of the Board of Directors, President of the Washington Universities Music Administrators (WUMA), member of the Washington Music Educators Association, member of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) where he has held office at both the District and State levels. Dr. Shiver has also served as the State Treasurer for the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators (GAJE) for six years. In addition to holding office with GMEA and GAJE, he has helped organize and host events like the GAJE State High School Jazz Clinic, GMEA Solo and Ensemble, and All-State Auditions. He also served on the board of directors for the National Band Association as the Jazz Activities Chair for four years; he is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Dr. Shiver is married to Dr. Janet Shiver, who teaches serves as the chair of the CWU Math Department, and they have three children Andrew, Justin, and Morgan.

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