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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

2016-17
WSU Bands Graduate Assistants


 

Benjamin Reilly
 

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Bands Graduate Teaching Assistant

Shocker Sound Director

Conducting Assistant

DFAC B104 / 316-978-5725


Ben Reilly is a second year Graduate Assistant pursing a MME in Instrumental Conducting. Ben earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Music Performance emphasis in saxophone from his hometown college, Emporia State University, in 2014.

While he was attending ESU, Ben participated in several of the university's enaembles sucg as Principal Saxophone for Wind Ensemble, lead alto sax in Jazz Band and Hornet Revue Pep Band, Head Drum Major for Marcging Hornets, and participating in small ensembles and quartets. Ben studied saxophone under Dr. Dawn McConkie during high school and throughout his college experience. He also has assisted with ESU Music Day by running rehearsals for the saxophone choir for several years.

Previously, Ben worked as the Music Education Representative for Flint Hills Music. He has had the honor to travel to over 50 different schools across Kansas to provide music supplies, clinic ensembles, repair instruments, and assist the directors in any way. Ben is also honored to be planning his hometown's area honor band event, Youth for Music, this upcoming year.



Keysto Stotz


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Bands Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assistant Shocker Sound Director

Conducting Assistiant

DFAC B104 / 316-978-5725

Keysto Stotz is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Instrumental Conducting at Wichita State University studying with Dr. Timothy Shade. He is also the assistant director of the Shocker Sound. He received his Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from The University of Tulsa in 2015, where he was under the study of Richard Wagner and Tim McFadden. Keysto has been actively involved working in the Northeast Oklahoma area and plans to attain a job as a band director after receiving his degree at WSU.