Douglas Henderson is the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Cowboy Marching Band, and Director of Athletic Bands at Oklahoma State University. Under his leadership, the Cowboy Marching Band has grown to record numbers and performed innovative halftime shows that have garnered tremendous support from OSU fans, students, alumni, and administrators. In addition to his duties with the marching band, Dr. Henderson conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in music education, oversees all instrumental music education student teachers, and serves as the advisor for undergraduate instrumental music education majors.
Dr. Henderson is active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clnician throughout the United States, as well as Austria and Japan. He is a frequent guest conductor of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project (WYWOP), an ensemble comprised of talented young international musicians from Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America.
Dr. Henderson received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary conducting mentors were Jerry Junkin and Kevin Sedatole.
From 2003-2006, he was the Associate Director of Bands at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. In 1998 and 1999, he marched with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and then taught on the brass staff of the Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association in 2001.
He holds professional memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma. Dr. Henderson is the co-author of a chapter of Gesten, a text published in German, that evaluates human communication through physical gestures.