COE doctoral student selected for prestigious conductor’s workshop

July 2, 2019


Headshot of LaToya Webb

LaToya Webb, a doctoral student in Music Education in the College of Education, was recently selected to attend the 2019 U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop this summer, becoming the first African American female chosen for this prestigious event and one of only five conductor/participants selected by a national audition process.

In addition to her doctoral studies in the college, Webb has been teaching undergraduate courses and is the graduate conductor of the Auburn University symphonic winds. She also assists with undergraduate instrumental conducting, administration of educational programs, and departmental promotional materials. Prior to this position, she was the music director and activities/events coordinator at Somerset Prep D.C. in Washington, D.C., and has also taught music in Richmond Public Schools.

“Ms. Webb is only one example of our successful efforts toward recruiting diverse students into our graduate Music Education program,” said her major professor Nancy Barry. “We are very proud of her deserving recognition to be included in the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop and we join with the rest of the Auburn Family as we celebrate her accomplishments. Ms. Webb is an outstanding musician, teacher, and scholar.  She is a wonderful role model for both current and potential students! I continue to enjoy learning with her as both a student and professional colleague.”

Learn more about Webb here.