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Dr. Nikki Gross

Dr. Nikki GrossAssistant Director of Athletic Bands

telephone: (334) 844-4108

Prior to her appointment at Auburn she served as Director of Athletic Bands at Indiana State University, marching and concert band director at the University of Dayton, and Assistant Director of Bands at West Virginia University. During her career she has taught courses within the music education curriculum, general music elective courses, and has served as a supervisor for student teachers.

Dr. Gross is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and drill writer having written for high schools and colleges such as West Virginia University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Dayton, Indiana State University, and Elon University. She serves as the coordinator for the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Young Artist Solo Competition and holds membership in the College Band Director’s National Association. Dr. Gross has also been a staff member with Mid-Atlantic Camps (Richmond, VA) since 1992 and has served as head instructor for the drum major area since 1998.

Gross received her Doctor of Musical Arts in instrumental conducting from the University of South Carolina, where she studied with Scott Weiss, and the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from West Virginia University as a student of Don Wilcox and John Hendricks. She served as a Graduate Assistant for the bands at the University of South Carolina and at West Virginia University.

Dr. Gross instructed instrumental music for seven years in grades 8-12 in the Virginia public schools. 

Last Updated: 06/17/2020