Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Kenneth Carroll

Director of Jazz Studies

Associate Professor of Music


  • D.M.A., University of Georgia
  • M.M., University of Georgia
  • B.A., Arkansas Tech University

Teaching Specialties

  • Instrumental Music
  • Saxophone

Research Interests

  • Marching Band Drill Design
  • Music Arranging
  • Jazz


  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • College Band Directors National Conference
  • Tau Beta Sigma
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association


Kenneth D. Carroll presently serves as Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Arkansas State University. He earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Georgia where he studied saxophone with Kenneth M. Fischer. He earned the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University where he studied with Gene Witherspoon, Richard Fletcher, and Hal Cooper.

He has premiered works written for him by such composers as Craig Alberty, Stephen Yarbrough, and Tim Waters. His performances include the Spoleto Music Festival, the New Music Conference, the 12th World Saxophone Congress in Montreal, SEAMUS, multiple Biennial Conferences and numerous Regional Conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance. As a Yamaha Performing Artist, he has given clinics/performances at Iowa State University, St. Norbert University, University of South Dakota, the Sioux City Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, and State Music Educators Association Conferences in Missouri, Georgia, and South Dakota.

Nationally recognized for his work in marching band drill design, Kenneth continues to create marching shows for every level of performance; from high school bands across the nation, colleges and DCI. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he held similar positions in South Dakota, Georgia and Alabama.

Kenneth Carroll

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3763
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 249