Dr. Philip ObadoAssistant Director of Bands
Lecturer in Ensembles
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco TX 76798-7408
Phone: (254) 710-6528
Fax: (254) 710-3574
Philip A. Obado is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Baylor University. His responsibilities include serving as Associate Director of the Golden Wave Band, Director of the Courtside Players, conducting the Concert Band, and teaching courses in conducting. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Obado was Associate Director of Bands at Illinois State University where he was the director of the Big Red Marching Machine, conducted the Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band, and taught courses in conducting and marching band techniques. He has also enjoyed twelve years teaching in the Florida public schools most notably as the Director of Bands at East River High School (Orlando), University High School (Orlando), and South Fork High School (Stuart).
Originally from Florida, Dr. Obado received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from Michigan State University, a Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance from Ithaca College. His primary conducting teachers include Kevin Sedatole, John T. Madden, Stephen Peterson, and James Croft. Dr. Obado’s professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, National Association for Music Educators, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.