Director of Bands
Creekside Middle School, IN
Wendy Higdon is the Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chair at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Indiana. Under her direction, the Creekside Wind Symphony was honored to perform at The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2013.
Ms. Higdon is in frequent demand as an adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and speaker around the country. She was recognized as the Outstanding Bandmaster for 2020 by Phi Beta Mu, Gamma Chapter. She is also a past recipient of the “Fifty Directors Who Make a Difference” Award from School Band and Orchestra Magazine. She is a contributing author for, Foundations: The Fundamental Elements for Building a Successful Middle School Band Program. Her articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist Magazine, as well as being published by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), D'Addario Education Collective, Music for All, and SmartMusic, among others. She regularly speaks about important topics in music education, and has presented sessions at several national conferences including The Midwest Clinic, Conn Selmer Institute, The National Association of School Music Dealers Conference, and the Australian National Band and Orchestra Association Conference in Brisbane, where she was a keynote presenter.
Ms. Higdon earned her degree in music education from Ball State University Honors College, graduating summa cum laude. She also holds two Masters degrees from Butler University, one in clarinet performance and the second in education administration. She is currently serving as the North Central Division Representative on the National Council for Band Music Education. She has served as a board member for the Indiana Music Education Association, and is currently co-editor of the Indiana MEA Magazine, INForm. She is a member of Phi Beta Mu International, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, the National Association for Music Education, the Indiana Music Education Association and the Indiana Bandmasters Association.