Mr. Markham is currently the Supervisor of Music for the Cobb County Public Schools. He is the former Director of Bands at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has many years' experience in music education, and serves nationally as clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, and consultant. The Cobb County Music program has been named one of the "BEST 100 Communities for Music Education in America, 8 times.
Mr. Markham received his B. S. degree from Mansfield State University, M. Ed. degree from Penn State University, and studied for a Ph. D in conducting and music supervision at George Mason University with Tony Maiello and Arnald Gabriel. His leadership experience includes membership on several state and national music education executive boards. He is currently the Senior Education Consultant and Chief Judge for Bands of America, Judge Education Director for Drum Corps International, and an author of "Band Expressions" published by Alfred Music. He is a 1992 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's "Sudler Order of Merit" and the Robinson Symphonic Band is the 1992 recipient of the "Sudler Flag of Honor." In 2006, Mr. Markham was presented with the Georgia Music Educators Administrative Leadership award and was inducted into the Bands of America "Hall of Fame." In 2007, Mr. Markham received the very first DCI & Coltrin & Associates "Excellence in Music Education Award." In 2009, MENC presented the first "Excellence in Marching Music Education" to Mr. Markham for serving as chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission for writing National Standards and a lifetime devoted to marching music excellence.