Central Davidson High School
Rodney K. Workman is the Director of Bands at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, NC, and currently serves as the Past President of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. He received degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from Appalachian State University. For the past 12 years, he has taught band at Central Davidson Middle and High Schools. While at Central Davidson Middle School, his bands received only Superior ratings in Grades II, III, and IV, and, since going to the high school, his bands have received only Superior ratings in Grades V, VI, and Masterworks at District MPA. Currently, he teaches three high school concert band classes each day, the after-school marching band, and assists with the middle school bands in the afternoon. Each day, he works with more than 520 students.
In addition to his school work, he has served on staff of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, Cannon Music Camp, and Mars Hill University Summer Music Camp. Most recently, he has served as a conductor of a Junior Band at the UNCG Summer Music Camp, the Cannon Music Camp Symphonic Band, and is also a conductor of the "Carolina Ambassador's Honor Band" which tours the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Italy giving concerts in each country during June and July. He is a regular guest clinician for all-county and all-district bands having conducted more than 30 clinics in recent years in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Mr. Workman has been the recipient of the First Year Teacher of the Year Award while teaching in Burke County, was selected as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at Central Davidson Middle School as well as being selected as a finalist for the same award for the Davidson County School System. He was selected to receive the Ed Rooker Encore Award from the American School Band Masters Association and was recently elected into the membership of that group. In 2014, he was selected as School Band and Orchestra Magazine's "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" representing North Carolina and, in the fall of 2018, was featured in the Piedmont Triad's Youth Impact Magazine.
Mr. Workman is active the North Carolina Bandmasters Association having served as the Section Delegate for the Band on the NCMEA Board, High School All-State Clinic Chair, and District Representative on the Concert Band MPA Committee. He is a Past President of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. He is active in the Northwest District where he has served as president, and currently serves as the Middle School Audition Site Host and served as District Chair. He is a member of the National Band Association, the American School Band Directors Association, the Gamma Beta Phi Society, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinofinia Fraternity.