University Bands Faculty and Staff
As a guest conductor, he has appeared at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the American Band Master’s Association National Conference, and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association. His principal conducting teachers include Gary Hill, Michael Haithcock, and Joseph Missal. Dr. Kraus has been a frequent guest conductor with regional and area honor bands and served as an adjudicator for marching and concert festivals in several states.
Dr. Kraus has presented research and conference clinics related to conducting at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Music Educator’s National Conference, the CBDNA National Conference, and the International Conference on Arts and Humanities. His writings are published in the Journal of Band Research and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Kraus is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Directors Association, College Music Society, and the Conductor’s Guild. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and holds honorary memberships in Kappa KappiPsi and Tau Beta Sigma.
Graduate Assistant – Drew O'Keefe
Librarian - Eric Taylor
Ensemble Logistics - Scott Hearn and Jon Wiggins