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Dr. Clay Redfield is the Associate Director of Bands and a Lecturer in Music Education at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Redfield is the sixth director of the Sacramento State Marching Band and the Hornet Revue Pep Band, and also directs the Winter Percussion and Winterguard programs.

In additions to his directing duties, Dr. Redfield conducts the Sacramento State Concert Band in the spring semesters and teaches courses within the music education degree programs. He is also an active clinician and adjudicator, and is a noted show designer and arranger of music for marching bands throughout the western United States.

Prior to his appointment at Sacramento State, he served as Fine Arts Division Chairman and Director of Bands at Eastern Arizona College, and he has taught music in the public school music programs of Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Redfield is renowned for building programs, as is evident by his work at Robert W. McQueen High School Band in Reno, Nevada, where he grew their program from 12 students to the 160 members that captured four Nevada State Band Championships. He also built the Swope Middle School (Reno, NV) music program from 100 to 230 students. At Eastern Arizona College, he inherited the only junior college marching band in Arizona and took the program from 32 students in 2005 and expanded them into a 76-piece ensemble in 2007.

Dr. Redfield holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Sacramento (1984), a Masters of Arts and Letters degree from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 1997, he received the Northern Nevada Excellence in Education Award. He is a past president of the Northern Nevada Band Directors Association, and has appeared as a Contributing Editor to “Bandworld Magazine.” Dr. Redfield is currently a member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), California Band Directors Association (CBDA), the Northern California Band Association (NCBA) and the National Association for Music Education (MENC).