Other Schools and Composition
Prior to teaching at Cox Mill High School in Concord, North Carolina, Dr. Earp has taught at Robbinsville Middle and High Schools (North Carolina), Seneca High School (South Carolina), and Explore! beyond school (North Carolina).
As an active composer, Dr. Earp has been commissioned on several occasions, including band works for middle and high school ensembles, honor bands and brass choir. Some of his commissions have come from Chris White (Hickory Ridge Holiday), Blair Smith (Coastal Fanfare, Mustangs Rebel the Knight of Wolves, and Stone Mountain Fanfare), Dave Silden (The Nobles of Queen City), Kevin Townsend (WE ARE BRAVE! – Concert March), and Steve Petrucci (Among the Vikings and the Cast Iron Sixth). Hickory Ridge Holiday was the first composition of Dr. Earp to be performed internationally as part of the Hickory Ridge Wind Ensemble’s Performance Tour in China (2018). In addition to composition, Dr. Earp has arranged many works for concert band, marching band, and small ensembles.