A finalist for the Ohio State Marching Band director position will visit campus today and Thursday.
Corey Spurlin, associate director of bands, marching band director and associate professor of music at Auburn University, is set to meet with members of the OSU spring athletic band, as well as the marching band, according to an email sent to band members from Scott Jones, associate director of university bands. That email was obtained by The Lantern on Wednesday.
The email said Spurlin will lead the athletic band’s rehearsal Wednesday, followed by a question and answer period with athletic band members.
Band members’ feedback will then be collected electronically.
Spurlin will also meet with members of the 2014 OSU Marching Band during his visit.
The email said Spurlin’s visit is the “first of two campus visits for finalists.”
OSU originally said it expected the search process for a new director to wrap up by mid-February. Time constraints slowed the selection process last semester, OSU spokesman Chris Davey said in February.
The band’s previous director, Jonathan Waters, was fired after an OSU investigation found the band contained a sexualized culture.