(Philip) Carl Chevallard, Ph.D.

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Carl Chevallard, Lt. Colonel (retired) United States Air Force, became the commander and conductor of The USAF Band of the Rockies in 1998. Between 1988 and 1998, he commanded Air Force bands in California and Alaska. His Air Force career began in 1983 as assistant conductor of The USAF Band in Washington, DC. Originally from Ohio, Chevallard earned a bachelor of music education degree from the Ohio State University and an MA and a PhD in music from the University of Iowa. His teaching career began in 1972 as director of instrumental music at the Walnut Township Schools in Millersport, Ohio, and advanced to faculty positions at Iowa Wesleyan College, Michigan State University, and San Jose State University.

An active creator, Chevallard has produced more than 70 compact disc recordings, the inaugural Air Force segments for National Public Radios series The Greatest Bands in the Land; a comprehensive radio history called All About Bands, and nine television productions, including Sousa!, for the American Forces Radio & Television Service; and A String of Pearls: Major Glenn Miller, the Army Air Force Years for PBS. His articles have appeared in Band World, The Instrumentalist, Chamber Music America, and Militarylifestyle.com.