• Howard Payne University

                  Band Leadership Camp

  • Meet the Team

  • Corey Ash

    Camp Director and Wind Ensemble Conductor

    Director of Bands at Howard Payne University

    Mr. Corey Ash is the Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies at Howard Payne University. He is also the trumpet instructor and director of the instrumental education studies in the school of music. Mr. Ash began his work at HPU in the fall of 2005, having been a student at the school, graduating in 1992.

    Mr. Ash spent 13 years in the public school system of Texas as Director of Bands and head of the music studies at the Mason Ind. School District in Mason, TX. While in Mason, his bands received UIL Sweepstakes awards during all of his last nine years there. The band in Mason, under Mr. Ash's direction, was one of the largest in the state in class 2A, with approximately 50% of all high school students involved in the program during his tenure there. His band competed at the area level of marching contest in 5 consecutive competition years, and won many honors in invitational contests throughout the Central Texas area. Ash was recognized by the Mason Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Educator for Mason ISD in 1998.

    Mr. Ash has served as an instructor and clinician for marching and concert bands throughout the state. He is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association, Texas Bandmaster's Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicator's Association.

    Ash received his Bachelor of Music Education from HPU in 1992. While at HPU he received the Outstanding Musician Award from the school of music in '88,'89','90, and '91. He received his Master of Music Education from Angelo State University in 1997 with honors.

    Ash is married and has four children. He has been actively involved in music ministry in area churches for the past 23 years and also has served his community as an EMT-Paramedic, which he also views as a ministry opportunity.

  • Professional Instructors

  • Dr. Jon Kraemer

    Symphonic Band Director & Drum Major Track Lead Clinician

    Director of Bands, Pampa, TX

  • Jason Jones

    Concert Band Director & Band Member Lead Clinician

    Burnet, TX

  • Mr. Mike Lewis

    Band Director & Sponsor Clinician

    Burnet, TX

  • Mr. Frank Nelson

    Jazz Band Director

    Belton, TX

  • Mr. Ken McLellan

    Section Leader & Advanced Marching Lead Clinician

    Waco, TX

  • Mr. Brian Tillman

    Beginning Marching Clinician

    Irion County High School

  • Mr. Celestino Sosa

    Colorguard Lead Clinician

    Little Elm High School