Directors and Staff

Dr. Rick GoodDr. Rick Good

Director of Bands, Professor of Music
email: goodric@auburn.edu
telephone: (334) 844-4166

Dr. Rick Good has served as the Director of Bands at Auburn University since 2007, earning rank of Professor of Music in 2009. His current duties include conducting the Auburn University Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds, the university’s top, premiere wind and percussion ensemble; overseeing the development of all Auburn University bands; and teaching both graduate and undergraduate conducting and wind literature courses. Under his direction, the AU Symphonic Winds have been invited to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Southern Conference in February 2014.... [full biography]

Dr. Corey SpurlinDr. Corey Spurlin

Marching Band Director, Associate Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music
email: cspurlin@auburn.edu
telephone: (334) 844-4166

Corey Spurlin serves as Associate Director of Bands, Marching Band Director and Associate Professor of Music at Auburn University. In addition to his work with the Sudler-winning Auburn Marching Band and Pep Band, Dr. Spurlin conducts the Concert Band, Campus Band and is associate conductor of the Symphonic Band. He also teaches courses in wind band literature and marching band techniques. Under his direction, the Auburn University Marching Band, with 380 students, has the largest membership in university history and has performed at the Southeastern Conference Championship Game and the BCS National Championship Game, as well as the Chick-fil-a Bowl, the Outback Bowl and overseas at the world's most famous St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. The band finished third in ESPN's 2008 national "Battle of the Bands" promotion... [full biography]

Dr. Doug RosenerDr. Doug Rosener

Associate Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music
email: rosendb@auburn.edu
telephone: (334) 844-4166

Doug Rosener received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Penn State University, his Master’s in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and completed his Doctorate in Percussion Performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has performed with many professional orchestras including the Altoona Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Sinfonia of Colorado, the Colorado Ballet Company Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He has recorded CDs with the North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Chamber Players, and has been a regular drummer with several professional musical theater companies. He was also a member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 1987 to 1990... [full biography]

Dr. Johnnie VinsonDr. Johnnie Vinson

Director of Bands Emeritus
email: vinsojb@auburn.edu
telephone: (334) 821-2038

Johnnie Vinson was Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Auburn University from 1991 through 2007. A member of the Auburn faculty since 1969, Dr. Vinson previously served as Assistant Band Director, then as Associate Director and Director of the Marching Band before becoming Director of Bands. He received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in Music Education from Auburn, and the Doctor of Arts degree in Music Theory from the University of Mississippi… [full biography]

Graduate Assistants

  • Aaron Toft
  • Alison Webeler
  • Daniel Fischer
  • Timothy Greene

Administrative Staff

Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson

Coordinator
sarahferguson@auburn.edu

telephone: (334) 844-4166

Sarah Ferguson is the Coordinator for the Auburn University Bands.  From 2008-2010, Ms. Ferguson worked in the departments of Music and Theatre. Before coming to Auburn, Ms. Ferguson acquired professional experience in both teaching and the music industry.  From 2001-2003 she taught 5-12 grade band in rural Indiana.  Under her direction, the band program doubled in size and a record number of students were selected to perform at the Indiana State Solo and Ensemble Festival. [full  biography]

Phillip CoxwellPhillip Coxwell

Web Management
coxwept@auburn.edu
telephone: (334) 246-1672

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