Dr. Wayne Gallops


Professor Of Music - Chairperson, Department of Music

Director Of University Bands –Wind Studies - Instrumental Music Education

Executive Director, Summer Residential Governor's School for Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities

Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-5569
Fax: (540) 831-6133

MUSC 301/531 Wind Band, MUSC 459/559 Sec. Methods, MUSC 354 Intro Conducting, MUSC 356 Instrumental Conducting, MUSC 654 Adv. Conducting, MUSC 348 Woodwind Tech., Lab Band, MUSC 218 Jazz Piano.

Conductor, Educator, Composer-Arranger and Recording Artist Dr. R. Wayne Gallops has served as Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education at Radford University (Virginia) since 2004 and executive Director of the Governor's School since 2017. His responsibilities include conducting the University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds, conducting and instrumental music education undergraduate and graduate courses.

Prior to his appointment at Radford University, Dr. Gallops served on the faculties of The University of Tampa, The University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College and the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Florida) where his high school Orchestras, Concert, Marching, and Jazz bands presented superior performances at Florida Bandmasters Association district and state festivals, The Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, toured Japan, and received national and international acclaim.

Wayne is active as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and performer on clarinet, piano, and organ. As a conductor and keyboard artist, he has performed, recorded, and conducted worldwide with numerous classical, jazz, commercial ensembles / artists and various orchestras, theater, opera, and ballet companies including; The Florida Lyric Opera, The Florida Orchestra, The Broadway Theater Project, The Florida Gulf Coast Orchestra, The Tallahassee Symphony, The Roanoke Symphony, The Wintergreen Music Festival, Disney Studios, Busch Gardens, and Radford University Ballet Theater productions of "The Nutcracker."

Dr. Gallops has conducted district and state honor bands in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, Quebec, Honshu-Wakayama Japan, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Some artists Wayne has performed and recorded with include jazz and pop greats Jennifer Holiday, Ronan Tyner and the Irish Tenors, Julie Andrews, Frank Wildhorn, Barry Manilow, Englebert Humperdink, Frankie Valli, The Funk Brothers of Motown, The Association, The Four Seasons, Eddie Arnold, Dianne Carroll, Eric Darius, The Bill Norman Group, Tito Puente, Pete Fountain, Nat Adderly, and Al Hurt. Wayne’s 2008 solo CD release "Jazzicale" received international critical acclaim and his classical pipe organ recordings have been featured on NPR syndicated programs “Pipe Dreams” and “With Good Reason.”

Wayne is also a member of the RU Faculty Jazztet and Jazz Doctors. His writings are published in numerous peer review publications and he has presented clinics, lectures, and performances at many regional, national and international music conferences.

Dr. Gallops has served on the Virginia Music Educators Association Executive Board, Greater Greensboro Arts Council Grant Board, and is honored through membership in Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association for outstanding contribution to bands, wind music, and instrumental music education.

Dr. Gallops holds music degrees from The University of Tampa (B.A.), Florida State University (M.A.), and The University of South Florida (Ph.D.).