Dr. Corey Spurlin
Drill Design Clinic
Corey Spurlin serves as Marching Band Director, Associate Director of Bands, and Professor of Music at Auburn University. In addition to his work with the Sudler-winning Auburn Marching Band, Dr. Spurlin conducts the Concert Band and Pep Band and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. Under his direction, the Auburn University Marching Band, with 380 students, has the largest membership in university history and has performed three times at the Southeastern Conference Championship and twice at College Football National Championship Games, as well as the Peach Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Outback Bowl, Music City Bowl and Birmingham Bowl, and overseas at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Under his direction, four performances by the Auburn University Marching Band have been selected for recognition and viewing at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association. In addition to his work at Auburn, Dr. Spurlin serves as the Southern Division Chair for the National Band Association, a marching band committee member for CBDNA, and was recently elected to Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. He is active throughout the U.S. as a conducting and marching band clinician, including adjudication at Washington State University, BYU, University of Illinois, University of Missouri and for UIL Texas State Finals. He has presented at the Midwest Clinic and multiple times at the CBDNA Athletic Band symposium on the subject of marching band design and pedagogy and served as the head clinician and guest lecturer at the University of Akron Marching Band Workshop in Akron, Ohio. He is a contributing author for the marching band textbook The System by Gary Smith.