Slade Denman has been studying classical piano and wind band music for 17 years. Slade is an avid piano & saxophone player, teaching private lessons, accompanying soloists, leading musical theater orchestras, and performing with “180-Funk” (Lima, OH). Slade was Director of Bands at Allen East Local Schools where he taught over 400+ students in band & piano, grades 5-12. He then went on to complete his Masters of Music Education at Ohio University (Athens, OH) in May, 2020. Slade is now seeking his DMA in Wind Band Conducting at the University of North Texas, studying with Eugene Corporon and Andrew Trachsel.