Dr. Corey Bonds serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Campbellsville University. His responsibilities at Campbellsville include conducting the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Tiger Marching Band, and Athletic Pep Bands, additionally teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and instrumental music education. Bonds earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2005) and Master of Music in Music Education (2007) from Campbellsville University. He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Kentucky (2020). Under his direction, the Campbellsville University Wind Ensemble collaborates with local and nationally known composers, performers, and conductors, performing in regional tours and state conferences on occasion.
Prior to his appointment at Campbellsville University, Bonds served seven years at Campbellsville as the Assistant Director of Bands (2014-2021). He formerly held teaching appointments in public schools, starting with the Allen County School District where he taught beginning band, and elementary music, and assisted with high school band classes and extracurriculars in 2006-2007. Then, from 2007-2014, Bonds served as the Director of Bands at Glasgow Independent Schools in Glasgow, Kentucky, where ensembles under his direction consistently earned Distinguished ratings on both the concert stage and the marching field at regional and state assessment events, earning four KMEA State Finalist appearances and three State Championships with the marching band in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, Bonds is an active adjudicator/clinician throughout the region and state; and he serves as the Worship Pastor at Campbellsville Baptist Church. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, the Music Teachers National Association, Kentucky Music Teachers Association, and the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society. His research interests focus on electroacoustic wind band music, wind chamber music literature, and conducting/instrumental pedagogy. Corey and his wife, Katherine, have three children, Paxton, Parker, and Price.