Instrument: E-flat Tenor Horn
Member Since: 2004
Occupation: Band Director at Carr Lane VPA Middle School
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Philip Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Evgeny Kissen
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Harrison's Dream, Peter Graham
Al Stith holds a B.M. in Music from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For more than 10 years he has served the Saint Louis Public School District in both middle and high school. positions and has worked on curriculum development committee for the district's fine arts department. In addition to teaching music, Al is a charter member of the Phi Mu Alpha chapter at Vanderbilt University. Since 2013, Al has worked for the ETS and the College Board as a grader for the Music Praxis assessment and the AP Music Theory exam.
He currently lives in Bel-Nor with wife and three kids. No pets - too many allergies! Maybe a fish named Stravinksy someday.