Director of Bands - OUKS
Assistant Professor of Music
Chair, Creative Arts Division
DMA - University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music & Dance
MME - University of Misourri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music & Dance
BME - Northwest Missouri State University
Dr. Kevin Maret is the Director of Bands and coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at Ottawa University. Maret conducts the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Drum Line, and Percussion Ensemble. Previously Dr. Maret served as the Fine Arts Coordinator for the Topeka Public School District. In addition Maret taught band in Missouri, instructed courses at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was adjunct faculty at Grace University, Northwest Missouri State University and was the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion Studies at McKendree University. His performance credits include the "United States Air Force Heartland of America Band" at Offutt AFB, Principal Percussionist with the Sioux City Symphony, and regular performances with the Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies. His military band Sidewinder has performed on "The Ellen Show", "Entertainment Tonight”, "Fox and Friends”, and at the White House. Maret has performed with Placido Domingo, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, and Tommy Tune. His compositions can be heard in commercials, movie trailers and television shows.
Dr. Maret holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Northwest Missouri State University, a Master of Music Education Degree, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts - Percussion Performance Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.