Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts in Music Schedule: 1st - Music Appreciation 2nd - Music Appreciation 3rd - Planning 4th - Piano 5th - Music Appreciation 6th - Band 1, 2 7th - Planning/Band 3, 4
Thank you all for being patient while we navigated this distance learning process! At this time all packets are completed and can be picked up at SAHS March 19 from 8am to 7pm. Unfortunately, both the packets for Music Appreciation and Group Piano had to be created in printed form. Packets are to be complete during this distance learning process and returned within a week of returning to school.
I will have office hours Monday - Friday between 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm. During this time, you can contact me by email and phone (both will be provided below). I will continue to grade assignments turned in by email. Please save items with the title of the assignment and your name (for example HipHopPaperMrGantt). Again, thank you all for your patience and willingness to work during this time of social distancing!
Phone: (803) 716-8511
Austin Gantt is the Assistant Director of Bands at South Aiken High School. In this capacity, he assists in guiding the marching and concert bands at South Aiken.
He has prior music education experiences at Swansea High School, Parkwood High School, and Batesburg-Leesville High School, which are located in Swansea, South Carolina, Monroe, North Carolina, and Batesburg, South Carolina. He has taught percussion master classes, private lessons, and served as a Percussion Instructor for marching bands. While assisting at Batesburg-Leesville High School, the marching band placed 2nd at the SCBDA 1A State Championships (2018).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Winthrop University. While at the Winthrop University, he performed in a multitude of ensembles including the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Irish Ensemble, Pep Band, Theatre Pit Orchestra, the Percussion Ensemble, and West African Drum Ensemble. Highlights include being a performer in the West African Drum Ensemble when the group performed in Austin, Texas as the winners of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention's World Percussion Competition (2012).
His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA), Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity.