Dr. Herb currently serves as Professor of Music Education and as the Director of the Graduate Music Education program at Southern Utah University. An instrumental specialist with over 25 years of experience, his background includes ten years as a middle school/high school band director, and more than ten years of directing college level ensembles. Since arriving at SUU, Dr. Herb has upgraded the Bachelor of Music Education degree and led the design and implementation of its first graduate music program, the Master of Music Education. He also is the advisor of the Collegiate NAfME club at SUU, where he organizes the Professional Workshop Series. Dr. Herb is also a published author of music education books, including his Teaching Improvisation ... in Concert Band?!? and is published in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance In Band series.
an active performing saxophonist, Dr. Herb is equally at home in classical
and jazz idioms. He is a co-founder of the SUU Faculty Jazz Group called Kind
Of Blue. His classical saxophone skills won him membership in two AFM
concert organizations and he has been a concert soloist with multiple symphony
orchestras. In the local Cedar City area, Dr. Herb can be found regularly
performing with Mr. C.P.’s Jazz Band, Cedar Jazz Dectet, The Shawn Owens
Project, and The Southern Utah Rebel Jazz Band. He also frequently performs
on SUU Faculty Recitals, Bon Appétit Recitals, The Great American Songbook Series, the
Satelite Salon Series and OSU Recitals. Dr. Herb is also the Founder/Director
of The Jazz Alliance of Cedar City, a newly formed non-profit organization
dedicated to bringing jazz performances to Cedar City. This organization runs
the Jazz @ Off The Cuff concert series.