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Darren Falk is the Director of Bands at New Albany High School and has been on faculty in the New Albany music program since 1998. Mr. Falk Directs Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Gold Jazz Band, Maroon Jazz Band, the Marching Band, 6th grade band and is the assistant director for 7th Grade Band. In addition to his current band classes, Mr. Falk teaches AP Music Theory, and Senior Seminar (SSEP-BL). He has also taught Introduction to Music Theory, An American History of Rock and Roll, and 8th Grade Band. Mr. Falk is currently the New Albany High School Performing Arts Department Chair.
Mr. Falk earned his Bachelors of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University in 1998, his Masters of Music Education degree from the VanderCook College of Music in 2004, and his Masters of Music Technology (Performance Emphasis) from Southern Utah University in 2023. He In 2007, he became the founder and musical director of the New Albany Community Band (now named New Albany Winds) as part of his belief that all student musicians should continue to perform on their instrument after graduation from High School.
He is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and serves as a board member and musical director of the Ohio State University Men's Glee Club Alumni Society. He lives in Westerville, OH with his wife, three daughters and dog Carmen.