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An accomplished educator, Tomisha Brock has led superior instrumental and vocal  ensembles on the public-school level and in higher education in Virginia, South Carolina,  North Carolina, Mississippi, and Washington. A native of Carrollton, Virginia, Tomisha  Brock began her education at the age of 3, at the Hampton University Laboratory Institute,  and graduated at the age of 16 from Smithfield High School (Smithfield, Virginia). She  received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Virginia State University in 2005, a  Master of Music Education degree from Norfolk State University in 2011, and has  completed additional coursework at Capella University, Southern University of Utah, and  the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Brock received her Ph.D. in Music Education from  the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020. 

Prior to her appointment as Director of Bands at Basic Academy of International Studies  (Henderson, NV), Dr. Brock served as Director of Instrumental Music and Coordinator of  Music Education at The University of Mount Olive (Mount Olive, NC), as Director of  Bands at Garfield High School (Seattle, WA), and as Director of University Bands and  Assistant Professor of Music at Clark Atlanta University. She holds the distinct honor of  being the first female band director at Clark Atlanta University, and in the Southern  Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Dr. Brock has also served as Associate  Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Mississippi Valley State  University (2016-2017), and Director of University Bands at Elizabeth City State  University (2011-2016). 

In the community, Dr. Brock is the Owner and CEO of Prodigious Music Concepts, LLC,  and serves as a Professional Development Specialist and a Teacher Licensure and  Educational Consultant, assisting music education majors and current professionals with  the tools necessary for success on teacher licensure assessments. She is also the Founder  and Executive Director of The HBCU Recruitment Center, PSC, providing information  and resources pertaining to educational opportunities at our nation’s Historically Black  Colleges and Universities, to BIPOC communities in the Western region of the United  States. 

Dr. Brock is an honorary member of Tuba Phi Tuba Brass Fellowship, Tau Beta Sigma  National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band  Fraternity, Inc. She is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and  Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, and holds active  memberships in the Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, and University of  North Carolina at Greensboro Alumni Associations.

Currently serving as President of the HBCU National Band and Orchestra Directors’ Consortium (HBCU-NBODC), Dr. Brock maintains active professional memberships in  the HBCU-NBODC, Intercollegiate Music Association, College Band Directors National  Association, Association of Black Women Band Directors (Charter Member), American  Association of Blacks in Higher Education, National Association for Music Educators,  Women Band Directors International, National Band Association, and the National Black  Musicians’ Coalition.

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