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Corban University

Brian Griffiths

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education



  • B.Mus. University of Oregon
  • M.Ed. Corban University


Professor Griffiths’ background includes 15 years of teaching music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the Salem-Keizer school district. He directed award-winning high school marching and jazz bands and co-conducted the nationally-recognized West Salem Wind Ensemble.

Professor Griffiths is active as an adjudicator and guest conductor around the Northwest. A specialist on tenor and bass trombone, he enjoys serving as a brass clinician and adjudicator in Oregon. In addition, he is a co-founder of the SSS Band Leadership Camps in Oregon and Virginia.

Professor Griffiths holds affiliations with the Oregon Music Educators’ Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the International Trombone Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Phi Beta Mu international bandmasters’ organization.


Brian is married to Becky, and they are raising two sons. His interests include camping, canoeing, backpacking, fly fishing and cross-country skiing.

Why Corban

“At Corban, discovering more and more about Christ has led me to discover more about music, and to grow in my musicianship as well as my faith. For instance, as believers rehearsing and performing in a music ensemble, we have a unique opportunity to learn about how the Body of Christ is designed to function. That allows us to perform better, and we can take that experience and understanding into every area of our lives.”