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We welcome conductor and educator Dr. Armand Hall to the Band Room! Armand currently serves as Executive and Artist director of the ROCmusic Collaborative in Rochester, NY and is Chair and Executive Committee Chair of El Sistema USA. We spoke about his path, going from physics to music, his time teaching at the University of Memphis, ROCmusic, El Sistema, the importance of getting out of the music hall and so much more!

About Armand

Dr. Armand Hall is the Executive and Artist director of the ROCmusic Collaborative. ROCmusic offers free instrumental music instruction to the children of Rochester, New York in the neighborhood community centers.  Dr. Hall came to ROCmusic from the University of Memphis, where he was Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education. Dr. Hall has taught, adjudicated, and been a clinician at the middle school and high school levels, in addition to collegiate teaching, and worked as a teaching artist in El Sistema-inspired community music programs around the country. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in wind conducting Michigan State University.



EKR Hammell | Skyline (BRP Theme Music)

University of Toronto Wind Ensemble

Dr. Gillian MacKay - Conductor

Learn more:


ROCmusic Collabrative


El Sistema USA


Music For All's, Meet the Master Series


Archipelago Project

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