2021 Citation of Excellence Adjudicator

Tim Rhea

Dr. Timothy Rhea is currently in his 28th year at Texas A&M University, where he serves as Director of Bands & Music Activities. He serves as administrative head of the Music Activities Program, conducts the University Wind Symphony, and oversees the Texas Aggie Band. Dr. Rhea holds degrees in music education and conducting from the University of Arkansas, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston. Dr. Rhea has conducted the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony for almost every major band organization in the nation, also releasing numerous internationally distributed recordings. He maintains a very successful career as an arranger and composer with an output of over 300 pieces, to include over fifty published works. Dr. Rhea maintains an internationally active schedule as conductor, clinician, and adjudicator having appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has received the Citation of Excellence from the NBA, was selected as the Outstanding Young Bandmaster of the Year for Texas, and has received the President’s Meritorious Service Award to Texas A&M University. Dr. Rhea is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and currently serves as Vice-President/Secretary of the John Philip Sousa Foundation, in addition to positions with several related professional organizations. He recently oversaw the planning and construction of the new Texas A&M University Music Activities Center. In the facility, the Dr. Timothy B. Rhea Concert Rehearsal Hall was named in his honor. This past spring, he received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Administration from Texas A&M University.