Dr. Timothy Pardue
Dr. Tim Pardue is the director of bands in the W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts at McNeese State University where he directs the Pride of McNeese Marching Band, conducts the McNeese Wind Symphony, and teaches music education and conducting. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the University of Oklahoma and holds a Master of Music degree in wind conducting from the University of Arkansas and Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Louisiana Tech University.
Pardue is an active arranger and clinician. He has arranged for The Pride of Oklahoma and Razorback Marching Band. His most recent arranging project was a collaboration with composer Victoria Bond, creating a chamber setting of her work, The Indispensable Man: A Roosevelt Portrait. Pardue conducted and premiered this work with the University of Oklahoma Wind Symphony in April 2021. Pardue has presented his research on flexible scoring as a means to provide quality repertoire to small band programs with limited instrumentation.
Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Pardue taught middle and high school bands in St. James and Plaquemines parishes. He holds professional memberships in the College Band Director National Association, Tau Beta Sigma, and Kappa Kappa Psi.