CRAIG G. POTTER, assistant director of bands, joined the University of Maryland faculty in the Fall of 2015. At the University of Maryland, Craig assists with the operations of the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and Maryland Pep Bands. He is also the music director for the University Band and has served as an assistant conductor for the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Craig served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Louisville. His primary duties included assisting with the Cardinal Marching Band and concert ensembles, as well as teaching conducting and marching band techniques courses. As an educator, he taught middle and high school band in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington (Kentucky). During his time at Lexington Catholic High School, the band earned distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Concert Band Festival.


Craig holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music in wind conducting from the University of Louisville and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland in tuba performance. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Craig lives in Laurel with his wife Mallory and daughter Felicity. He is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma and a Sigma Alpha Iota friend of the arts.