Dr. William F. McQueen III is a native of West Palm Beach. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University with honors and a Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from Florida State University. Dr. McQueen completed course work and recital requirements for the PhD in Trumpet Performance at Michigan State University and the Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Houston. Dr. McQueen’s teaching career includes teaching and serving as Assistant Band Director at Florida A&M University, graduate teaching assistance at Florida State University and Michigan State University and adjunct instructor of trumpet at Lansing Community College. He studied trumpet with Lenard Bowie at Florida A&M University, Don Hazzard at Florida State University and Byron Autrey at Michigan State University.
Dr. McQueen became a member of the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in 1978 as an Associate Professor of Music, Director of the University Marching Band and the ROTC Band (1978-1984). During his tenure at Prairie View he has had the honor of serving as interim Head of the Department of Music and Drama. Additionally he has taught in the College of Business (1989-1998) and the Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Science (1987- 2004).
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