Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Music Education
Mr. Alex Shive (Director of Bands)
A native of Opelika, Alabama, Mr. Shive is in his second year as Director of Bands at Cartersville City Schools and is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Instrumental Music Education.
During his tenure at Auburn, Mr. Shive performed with multiple ensembles including The Auburn University Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Ensemble. While at Auburn University, Mr. Shive also worked as an undergraduate staff member, assisting with all logistical needs for the band department.
Since undergrad, Mr. Shive has continued to push his comfort level as an educator and has taught K-12 music in both Alabama and Georgia at Dalton Public Schools, Phenix City School, and now Cartersville City Schools. In addition to his Director of Bands responsibilities, Mr. Shive is also a Front Ensemble Instructor for Atlanta Quest’s Independent Indoor Drumline “Q2”, the Battery Instructor for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in New York City, and percussion consultant/clinician for multiple schools and universities including Auburn University and Georgia Tech.
Mr. Shive holds professional affiliations with the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Band Association (NBA), and is an Innovative Percussion endorsed educational artist.
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