Dr. Randall Royer, professor of music at Black Hills State University, was the guest conductor for two recent events, the Quad School Music Festival and the Wyoming Southeast and North Platte Districts High School Music Clinic.

Royer guest conducted the Honors Band for the Quad School Music Festival in Gillette, Wyo.  The Quad School Music Festival is a music clinic for students in grades seven through nine.  The festival featured students from Wyoming middle and junior high schools, including Douglas Middle School, Sheridan Junior High School, and Sage Valley and Twin Spruce Junior High Schools in Gillette. 

Royer was also the guest conductor for the Wyoming Southeast and North Platte Districts High School Music Clinic held in Wheatland, Wyo.  Royer conducted the Concert Band, which consisted of over 100 select high school musicians from the southeast corner of Wyoming.  Students from Cheyenne, Laramie, Lusk, Torrington, Glenrock, Wheatland, and other high schools participated.  The two-day event culminated with a concert Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Wheatland High School Gymnasium.  The Concert Band’s performance included music by Barnes, Nestico, Fennell, and Erickson.  This is the second time Royer has directed this music clinic.

A member of the music department at BHSU since 1997, Royer is a woodwind specialist and band director.  He also teaches various music courses and directs the BHSU Jazz Ensemble and the Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence at BHSU.  Royer earned his master’s degree in music education from the University of Wyoming and his doctorate in music education with a minor in educational administration from the University of Utah.  In 2006, the BHSU Faculty Senate awarded Royer the Distinguished Faculty Award.

For more information, contact Royer at RandallRoyer@bhsu.edu or 642-6255.