Dr. Valarie Huffman, Assistant Professor of Music, joins the faculty of Alderson Broaddus University in the Fall of 2016 where she will conduct the Symphonic Band, Brass Choir and teaching courses in conducting, studio brass, music education and music history. During the 2015 year she taught as an Adjunct Professor at Alderson Broaddus and conducted the Symphonic Band. Prior to her joining the faculty at Alderson Broaddus, Dr. Huffman was Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Fairmont State University from 2003-2015. Other positions that Dr. Huffman has held include positions with Kansas City, Kansas Community College, and Ponca City, Oklahoma. At Ponca City, the ensembles Dr. Huffman worked with appeared in concert for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and appeared at the 2001 Inaugural parade for President George W. Bush.
A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Dr. Huffman is a graduate of Morgantown High School, Fairmont State College (B.A. Music Education, 1995), Ohio University in Athens (M.M. Conducting and Music Education, 1998), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting (2003). While at UMKC, Dr. Huffman served as the conductor for the Kansas City Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as an associate conductor for the Conservatory Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble.
Dr. Huffman is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Honorary, and Kappa Kappa Psi Band Honorary.