Arthur Wright, III is was born and raised in Conway, SC and a product of the Horry County School District. Arthur Wright, III is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Master in Music Education degree and a recent graduate of UGA with a Doctor of Education with a major in Music Education. While at CSU, Dr. Wright participated in several ensembles, including the CSU Marching Bucs where he was the Drum Major for 2 years, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the Pep Band. He served under the direction of Mr. John Watkins, Dr. Patrick Carney, and the late Mr. Sid Haton. He also studied percussion with Mr. Sean McGrew, Ms. Katy Vogt, and Dr. Andy Harnsberger. Dr. Wright served as a student teacher at Wando High School and Cario Middle School under the supervision of Scott Rush and Jeff Scott. Upon graduation from CSU, Dr. Wright was appointed Director of Bands at the Academy of Richmond County High School in Augusta, GA where he was voted Teacher of the Year in 2006. During his six year tenure at ARC, Dr. Wright walked into a program of 40 students and grew to over 120 within 4 years. The marching, concert, and jazz programs consistently received superior and excellent ratings at district and regional festivals.
Wright previously served as Director of Bands/Assistant Professor of Music at Savannah State University. During his tenure at SSU, the university has been named a Conn-Selmer Institution. Wright has also implemented recruiting activities such as the Honor Band Festival, Tiger Band Day, and the Summer Middle and High School Band Camp. The Savannah State band program continued to grow and flourish under Dr. Wright’s leadership.
In 2015, Dr. Wright was appointed Director of Bands at Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA. Dr. Wright is a member of the Georgia Music Educator's Association, National Education Association, College Band Directors National Association, Conductor’s Guild, HBCU National Band Director’s Consortium, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. Wright is often sought after as an adjudicator, clinician, and mentor. He is also a published researcher in music education having published articles in the Georgia Music News and other publications. He has recently presented at Music Education Conferences in Arizona, Rhode Island, Ohio, Washington and Illinois.