In addition to his performing credits, Mr. Ware is equally active as an educator and advocate for music education in school curricula. He is currently the Associate Director of Bands at West Liberty University where he directs the “Pride of the Hill” Marching Hilltoppers, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, and teaches applied percussion. He has served as Associate Instructor in the Jazz Department at Indiana University, Director of Concert Band, Basketball Bands, and Graduate Assistant for the Marching Mountaineers at Appalachian State University, Instructor for the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra Jazz Program (IN), Director of Bands at South Lenoir High School (NC), as well as Marching Percussion Arranger/Instructor for over 30 high schools. He is in high demand as a classical and jazz performing artist, guest conductor, adjudicator, marching clinician, and music advocate, and has offered masterclasses at universities and schools all over the nation. Mr. Ware has been twice nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, is a winner of the Appalachian State University Concerto/Aria Competition, and was nominated for the prestigious Performers Certificate at Indiana University.Mr. Ware is Vice President of the West Virginia Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and Site Host for the 2010 WV PAS Day of Percussion (May 1, 2010 at WLU). He is an endorsing artist for:
Yamaha percussion instruments, Remo drumheads and world percussion instruments, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.