Stephen E. King

Stephen E. King

Stephen E. King

Adjunct Instructor of Music Education


322B War Memorial hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Office: 540-765-7024


Department Membership

School of Education


  • Music teacher evaluation
  • Instrumental ensemble adjudicator reliability

Professional Activities

  • Research chair, American School Band Directors Association
  • Executive Board, Va. Music Educators Association
  • Executive Board, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association


  • B.M. Western Kentucky University
  • M. S. Radford University
  • Ed. D. Virginia Tech

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Edwin Franko Goldman Award, American School Band Directors Association

    Philip Fuller Award, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association

    C. Sidney Berg Award, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association

    Selected Publications


    Tordorff, D., Galyen, S, & King, S.  (2010) An Administrator’s Guide To Curriculum For Music Education, 2nd Edition. American School Band Directors Association, Guttenberg, IA.


    King, S.  & Burnsed, V  (2009)  A Study of the Reliability of Adjudicator Ratings at the 2005 Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Band Festivals, Journal of Band Research, 45(1), 27-32.

    Burnsed, V. & King, S. (1987). How reliable is your festival rating?  Update: The Applications of Research in Music Education, 5(3), and 12-13

    Burnsed, V., Hinkle, D. & King, S. (1985).  Performance evaluation reliability at selected concert festivals Journal of Band Research, 21(1), 22-29.

    Sponsored Research

    Burton, E., Dahlen, K., Hilton, R., King S., and Patterson, R.  (2013) Administrator Guidelines for Band Director Evaluation American School Band Director Association.