Adam J. Gumble is the Associate Director of Music Service Learning and the Director of Athletic Bands at West Chester University. At West Chester, Prof. Gumble’s primary responsibilities include directing the 324-member Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, Sixth Man Basketball Band, and WCU Concert Band. In 2018, his WCU Marching Band performed in a Featured Exhibition at the Bands of America Grand National Championships and was named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Trophy.
Prior to his appointment at West Chester, Prof. Gumble taught for 13 years in public schools as the Director of Bands at Hempfield High School (Landisville, Pennsylvania) and Associate Director of Bands at Quakertown Community High School. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, producer, and presenter at professional development conferences across the Northeastern United States. He has served as the Band Content Representative on the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association’s (PMEA) State Professional Development Council and has contributed original articles for PMEA Magazine. He has also been a quarter-finalist for the GRAMMY Foundation’s Music Award and has been nominated for “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” as well as multiple “Teacher Impact Awards” through WGAL, Central Pennsylvania’s NBC affiliate.
Prof. Gumble graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2005, Master of Music Education from Boston in 2007, and Master of Music in Wind Conducting in 2016. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Policy, Planning, and Administration at West Chester. In addition, he is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.