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Craig Young

Professor - Music

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Dr. Craig Young is Director of Bands and Professor of Music in the Department of Music. Dr. Young joined MC’s faculty in 1999 and is head of the Instrumental Department, conducts the Symphonic Winds, directs the Pep Band, is the instructor of Saxophone, and teaches all courses related to undergraduate and graduate Instrumental Music Education, among others.

Dr. Young also is the founder and Music Director of the Mississippi Wind Symphony. He attends Northside Baptist Church and has traveled to 46 states and 6 countries.


  • Ph.D. in Instrumental Music Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.Mus. in Instrumental Conducting, The Ohio State University
  • B.M.E. in Instrumental Music Education, Bowling Green State University