Darian K. Washington, D.M.A.

Headshot Faculty Darian Washington

Associate Professor of Music
Coordinator of Brass
Department: Music
Location: Tigerville, SC

“I believe it is my job as a professor to help students achieve their goals by unlocking and developing their potential as musicians, educators, and people."
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Music Education, Conducting, Chamber Music, Applied Lessons, and Wind Band.


    B.M.Ed.,  August University
    M.M.,  University of Georgia
    D.M.A.,  University of Maryland

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes two years teaching middle school band, teaching at the university level for fourteen years, and over twenty years of teaching middle school, high school, and college brass students.


  • Articles Published

    Regular performer and freelance musician in performing organizations in the Upstate, including the Greenville Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Hendersonville Symphony, and Spartanburg Philharmonic

    Instructor & Performer, Masterworks Festival, a four-week classical music intensive workshop for music students of faith

    Conductor & Guest Clinician, Baptist All-State Orchestra

  • Awards Received

    2014 – Lamar S. Chapman Meritorious Award, North Greenville University
    2014 – Greenville County Clinician Appreciation Award
    2013 – SCBDA Young Band Director Award of Excellence

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

    Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Associate Dean, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, University of Georgia Gregory Miller, Director of the School of Music & Professor of Horn, University of Maryland
    Anneka Zuehlke-King, principal horn, Greenville Symphony & Spartanburg Philharmonic
    Dr. Les Hicken, Former Director of Bands, Furman University
    Dr. Michael Votta, Professor & Director of Bands, University of Maryland
    John Troxel, Horn, President’s Own Marine Band
    Chris Brown, Horn, United States Airforce Ceremonial Brass Band
    Allen Fogle, Horn, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Faculty Member CA Institute of the Arts

  • My Story

    My journey started when I had the opportunity to attend a Fine Arts Magnet school and began playing horn my freshman year just so I could go on the band trips. What started as a hobby became a passion as I began studying music education in my undergraduate degree and teaching young horn students. After obtaining my master’s degree in horn performance and teaching public middle school for two years, I returned to school to pursue my doctorate with the goal of teaching in higher education. I truly feel that God has given me the gift of mentorship and ability to help each student I encounter to grow their own gifts and talents, and reach their maximum potential.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    Applied Horn

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