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Dylan Rook Maddix is Professor of Music at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON, where he conducts the wind ensemble, teaches music theory and serves as the head of wind and brass studies. He also teaches conducting at Laurentian University.  Dylan is founder of the Toronto Winds, host of the podcast The Band Room, and maintains an active career as a sought-after conductor, clinician, performer and adjudicator across Canada.


With a passion for music education and outreach, Dylan maintains a commitment to working with young people and the community. He has been music director of the Milton Concert Band, a conducting fellow with the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, program assistant of the Hannaford Youth Program, and is now co-manager of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. Dylan has conducted the Royal Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Northdale Concert Band, Western University New Music, Mississauga Pops Concert Band, Hannaford Youth Band, Mount Allison University Symphonic Band, Kingston Brass Choir, and Bathurst Chamber Festival Orchestra.


A prizewinner at the 2011 & 2014 National Music Festivals, Dylan has been a featured soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Weston Silver Band, Greater Moncton Chorale and Orchestra, and Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra. His musicality has led him to numerous festivals in Canada and the United States including the Scotia Festival of Music, Charlottetown Festival, North American Brass Band Championships, Indian River Music Festival, Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, Music Fest Canada and the Luminato Festival. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University.


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Dylan maintains an active career as a sought-after conductor, performer, clinician, and adjudicator. With a passion for music education and outreach, Dylan maintains a commitment to working with young people and the community.


As a clinician, Dylan has worked with middle school, high school, collegiate wind bands and community groups. Contact Dylan to discuss a price that will fit into your band’s budget and what he can do for your players!



Dylan Maddix quickly assessed my ensembles needs, build a working rapport, and capture their attention throughout the clinic. He quickly adapts to the musical needs and reinforces the foundation of the ensemble. You and your students will enjoy working with Mr. Maddix as we surely did during our clinic.

Leslie Schwegler Director of Bands Lincoln High School

Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Watching Dylan work with the Emily Carr S.S. Junior and Senior bands was a pleasure. Despite the short notice he was given in working with our bands, he came in with incredible energy and expertise. He had a keen ear and an intricate depth of knowledge that was required to bring our senior ensemble to a better performance standard. His enthusiasm and and encouragement with the junior band was infectious. All of our students loved learning from Dylan to the point that “can Dylan come back next year?” was the quote of the day. I highly recommend Dylan Maddix to anyone looking for a clinician that encourages students to push their musical skills and knows how to get fantastic musical results.

Miguel Malaco, Department Head of Music, Emily Carr Secondary School

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

A great thanks to Dylan Maddix who took the time and energy to come and help out my young musicians.  He was quick and clear in his communication, organized and prepared for the session.  He was funny, enthusiastic and flexible with my students.  He gave them some new, age appropriate strategies that will make them better musicians in the future.  Dylan was a great asset to my ensemble's preparation for our festival presentation.

Amy Abbott, Director, T.A. Blakelock High School Symphonic Winds

Oakville, ON, Canada

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