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Dr. Christopher Knighten
Director of the ECU Marching Pirates
(1993-2009)

Dr. Christopher Knighten is a Professor in the School of Music at East Carolina University, where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in conducting and wind ensemble literature, and directs all aspects of the ECU Athletic Bands, including the 250-member ECU Marching Pirates.

Dr. Knighten holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Instrumental Conducting and the Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Baylor University.

Prior to his appointment at East Carolina University Dr. Knighten served as Director of the Baylor University Golden Wave Band, and also taught instrumental music at Richland High School in North Richland Hills, TX.

His articles on conducting and band literature have been published in The Instrumentalist, The Journal of Band Research, The North Carolina Music Educator, and Today’s Music Educator.

In his spare time Dr. Knighten is an avid triathlete, and is a two-time finisher of the Ironman distance, including the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.


Contact Information:
Dr. Christopher Knighten
Director of the ECU Marching Pirates
School of Music
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353
252-328-6982 phone
252-328-6258 fax
knightenc@ecu.edu


ECU Marching Pirates
School of Music | East Carolina University
East Fifth Street | Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-6982 phone | 252-328-6258 fax
MarchingPirates@ecu.edu

"The Sound of Pirate Nation"