Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Clay Redfield

Title: Associate Professor of Music

Office Location: Capistrano 123

Email: redfield@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-7487

Education : DMA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Courses Taught : Beginning Brass, Beginning Percussion, Beginning Woodwinds, Experiences in Music, History of Rock Music, Jazz Pedagogy, Instrumental Literature and Materials


Dr. Clay Redfield is the Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands. His duties include advising music education majors, teaching courses in music education, and supervising student teachers. Additionally, he serves as associate conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, Redfield served as the Fine Arts Division Chairman and Director of Bands at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona and taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for eighteen years in the public school systems of Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Some of Redfield’s credits include the Northern Nevada Outstanding High School Educator award, the Washoe County Teachers Association Distinguished Service Award, the UNLV Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and frequent guest conducting invitations throughout the region. Redfield is an active music arranger, clinician, and adjudicator.  He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Sacramento, a Master of Arts 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.