Gene Milford (b. 1946), a Senior Lecturer in Music Education at The University of Akron; holds a Masters of Arts in Music History and PhD in Music Education from Kent State University. A public school instrumental music educator with 30 years of experience, he is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and presented clinic sessions at regional and national conferences.
As a composer and arranger he has more than 80 published works for band, orchestra, choir and small ensembles. His professional affiliations include the NAfME and ASCAP, receiving the ASCAP Plus Award each year since 2001. Dr. Milford was the 2006 inductee to the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame.