Randall D. Standridge (b.1976) received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in composition degrees from Arkansas State University, studying under Dr. Tom O'Connor and Dr. Tim Crist. From 2001 to 2013, he served as director of bands at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Arkansas. Mr. Standridge has had numerous works selected for J.W. Pepper's Editor's Choice and the Bandworld Top 100. He has had several works performed at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, and his work Art(isms) was premiered by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His music is gaining recognition as worthwhile literature for concert festivals and performances across the United States and internationally. He is in demand as a conductor, clinician, drill designer, music arranger, and color guard designer for the marching arts. He also works as a freelance artist, photographer, and writer.