Kenneth G. Bloomquist, Michigan State University Director of Bands Emeritus, joined the MSU faculty in 1970 as Director of Bands, coming from the University of Kansas where he held that same position. He was Director of the School of Music at MSU from 1978 to 1988. Degrees were earned at the University of Illinois. Experience includes teaching in the public schools and service in the United States Army.
Significant among his many publications are "The Anatomy of a Rehearsal," published by The Instrumentalist, 198l; "School Band Movement Phase II," Gemeinhardt, 1982, and "Pedal Tone Study for Trumpet," published by the Getzen Company. Conducting, Rehearsal and Adjudication Seminars have been given at National Conferences and Universities throughout the United States and at several locations in Southeast Asia.