Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Music Education Chair

Craig V. Hamilton

    Craig V. Hamilton is The Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and Chairman of the Music Education Department at Ouachita Baptist University. Dr. Hamilton is active as a clinician and adjudicator in the areas of Trumpet performance, Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands. He earned his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas, Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance at Arkansas State University, and Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. The Ouachita Bands, under Dr. Hamilton's leadership, have toured throughout the United States and Europe, recorded with the Mark recording label and performed at State, Regional and National conferences and meetings.
    Dr. Hamilton is also conductor of the Hot Springs Community Band and the South Arkansas Youth Wind Ensemble. He serves as Instrumental Assistant at The First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Dr. Hamilton is a marching band drill designer and arranger for Championship Show Design. His performance analysis has been published in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Dr. Hamilton has served as the Arkansas State Chair for CBDNA.  His professional affiliations and awards include Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Music Educators National Conference, The National Band Association, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, Arkansas Bandmasters Association, The Association of Concert Bands and The College Band Directors National Association. Dr. Hamilton and his wife Robin reside in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with their two daughters, Callie and Dana.
 Dr. Craig V. Hamilton
 410 Ouachita Street
 OBU Box 3649
 Arkadelphia, AR 71998
 Phone (870) 245-5137
 Fax (870) 245-5274
 Curriculum Vitae
 Instrumental Conducting I
 Instrumental Conducting II
 Band History and Literature
 Wind Ensemble
 Jazz Band


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