David C. Woodley
Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands
David C. Woodley, Professor of Music, was appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993. His duties include directing the 280-member Marching Hundred and the 100-member Big Red Basketball Band. He also teaches Arranging, Wind Band Score Study, and Marching Band Techniques in the Jacobs School of Music.
Prior to his appointment at IU, Mr. Woodley served as Interim Assistant Director of Bands and Interim Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band at The University of Iowa in Iowa City and held a similar position at The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Woodley has been commissioned by over 150 high school and college bands, and has over 475 athletic band arrangements to his credit. Many of his arrangements have been custom-designed for competition-style bands who compete at the regional and national level. He also served as the founder and National Co-Chairman of the College Band Directors National Association Athletic Advisory Council. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Big 10 Athletic Band Director's Association.
Mr. Woodley received a "Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty" in the spring of 2000. Mr. Woodley received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The University of Iowa. Mr. Woodley, along with Brad McDavid from the University of Washington, created the "Marching Band Director's Video Tool Box" series for GIA Publications.
Eric M. Smedley serves as an assistant professor of music and the assistant director of bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he directs the Concert Band, assists with the marching and athletic bands, and teaches undergraduate instrumental conducting.
Smedley holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the Jacobs School. He previously served on the music faculties of Boise State University and Western Kentucky University and as a public school music educator in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Santa Monica, Calif., and Kenosha, Wis.
Smedley has conducted throughout North America, Russia, and Japan. He maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, most recently throughout the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. He also has an active schedule as a trumpet recitalist and ensemble musician, performing a wide variety of musical styles.
Smedley's research interests are varied and include projects in the areas of contemporary wind band literature, wind band orchestration, and conducting pedagogy. His book chapter on composer Joseph Turrin is published in volume IV of A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis, and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band (published by Meredith Publications and distributed by Hal Leonard), with future chapters on David Dzubay and John Mackey set for publication in volume V. Smedley has orchestrated numerous works for wind band - his most recent project focusing on realizing William Penn's vocal cycle Garland Songs for medium voice and wind ensemble.
Smedley is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, National Band Association and the Music Educator's National Conference.
Smedley lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife, Jessica; daughter, Ella; and Bedlington Terrier, Ainsley.
Stephen W. Pratt is professor of music and director of Bands/Wind Conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches graduate conducting as well as other courses in the Wind Conducting graduate program. Under his direction, the renowned Indiana University Wind Ensemble has performed at several national conventions and in other distinguished venues.
He has been a member of the IU Jacobs School of Music faculty since 1984. In 1993, he was a national recipient of the Distinguished Service to Music Medal awarded by Kappa Kappa Psi, the national collegiate band honorary organization. In 1998, he was honored with the Outstanding Bandmaster Award by the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2001, he was honored with the Outstanding University Music Educator Award, given by the Indiana Music Educators Association.
Professor Pratt is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician of bands and orchestras across the nation. He is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, MENC, Phi Beta Mu, and the Indiana Bandmasters Association. He is music director/conductor emeritus of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra as well as past president and current board member of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.