2019 OBDC Guest Composer
In 2001, he began his tenure as Director of Bands at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Arkansas. He left this post in 2013 to pursue a career as a full-time composer and marching band editor for Grand Mesa Music Publishers.
Mr. Standridge is currently published by Grand Mesa Music, Alfred Music, FJH Music, Wingert-Jones Music, Band Works Publications, Twin Towers Music, and Northeastern Music Publications. Mr. Standridge's music is performed internationally. He has had numerous works selected to the J.W. Pepper's editor's choice. His composition Snake Charmer, published by Grand Mesa Music, is included in Teaching Music through Performance in Band Vol. 8, and his work Gently Blows the Summer Wind is included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band. Over thirty of his works have been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. His work Art(isms) was premiered by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mr. Standridge is also a contributing composer for Alfred Music's Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.
In addition to his career as a composer, Mr. Standridge is active as a clinician. He is also in demand as a drill designer, music arranger, and colorguard designer for the marching arts, as well as a freelance artist, photographer, and writer. He lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas with his family.