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  • The Band Room Podcast

    New episodes every month! Welcome to The Band Room! A podcast that celebrates the best of band & music education. ​ ​ The Band Room Podcast Trailer See What's New LATEST EPISODES 1/2 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING saxofof What a great idea this podcast is! As a music educator I find these meetings most inspiring. You certainly know how to make your guests comfortable and you bring out the best in them. plumfresnel I loved the Band Room interview with Sharon Fitzsimmins. What an inspiration for teachers whether in Music or any other subject. Students are real people too. austinja12 Dylan’s podcast is a must listen for every educator, conductor and composer. The wide variety of guests, and high quality of the production makes for easy, informative listening. He also picks great clips of some REALLY cool band music! Get on the list for updates Subscribe We respect your privacy. CHECK US OUT ON Instagram Follow @BandRoomPod LISTEN TO THE LATEST EPISODE Wendy Zander McCallum Subscribe on Apple Podcasts FOLLOW US ON Twitter

  • Wendy Zander McCallum | The Band Room Podcast

    WENDY ZANDER McCALLUM EPISODE 17 Wendy Zander McCallum DOWNLOAD SUBSCRIBE GET UPDATES SHARE EPISODE Share Dylan is joined in the Band Room with Dr. Wendy Zander McCallum, faculty member and Instrumental Music Specialist, at Brandon University. They discuss everything from her path to where she is, influential teachers, her full circle path back to BU, gender and the importance of keeping true to who you are as a conductor. This September we feature composer, Chris Byman and his piece , performed by the University of Manitoba Concert Band, conducted by Chris Byman. Rocket Summer Help support the Band Room Podcast: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fz6g56-the-band-room-podcast ​ About Wendy Dr. Wendy McCallum is a faculty member in the Brandon University School of Music where she conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and conducting. Committed to excellence in music education, McCallum taught band and general elementary music before pursuing graduate studies. In addition to designing professional development sessions for music educators, she has presented at provincial music education conferences, College Band Directors National Association regional conference, and the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Her work as a solo and ensemble adjudicator and clinician for concert and jazz ensembles has taken her across Canada and the United States. She serves as guest conductor of university, community, and military ensembles, as conductor at the International and Rushmore Music Camps, and as facilitator of conducting symposia. She has conducted junior high and high school regional, provincial, and state honor bands and was the conductor of the 2018 National Youth Band of Canada. McCallum has worked to create professional opportunities for students and music educators in the areas of performance and music education. In August McCallum hosts Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods, an annual summer professional development workshop at Brandon University. She is Faculty Advisor for the Brandon University Student Music Educators Association (BUSMEA), the organization that hosts the annual Da Capo professional development conference. The Brandon University Symphonic Band, with McCallum as conductor, performed as the featured ensemble at the 2009 Atlantic Band Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the 2013 Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, British Columbia. McCallum was awarded Brandon University Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Manitoba Band Association’s Award of Distinction. She is a Teaching Affiliate with Brandon University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. McCallum holds the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from Brandon University and completed a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting at the University of North Dakota with Gordon Brock and James Popejoy. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas where she served as a Doctoral Conducting Associate and Teaching Fellow in the Wind Studies Department with Eugene Migliaro Corporon. She completed her cognate studies in Music Education with Deborah Rohwer and Darhyl Ramsey. McCallum worked as Lead Writer of the Manitoba Grade 9-12 Music Curriculum Framework, has published in Canadian Winds, and is a regular contributor to the publication and recording series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band and Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band. She is former President of the Manitoba Band Association and Past-President of the Canadian Band Association. FEATURED WORKS Chris Byman | Rocket Summer University of Manitoba Concert Band | Chris Byman – Conductor Learn more: https://chrisbyman.com/rocket-summer ​ EPISODE LINKS Wendy Zander McCallum https://people.brandonu.ca/mccallumw/ Brandon University School of Music https://www.brandonu.ca/music/ Chris Byman's Website https://chrisbyman.com/ Donate to the Band Room Podcast https://ca.gofundme.com/f/fz6g56-the-band-room-podcast Leave Us An Anchor Voice Mail https://anchor.fm/the-band-room/message

  • Show Notes | The Band Room

    SHOW NOTES Wendy zander mccallum Dylan is joined in the Band Room with Dr. Wendy Zander McCallum, faculty member and Instrumental Music Specialist, at Brandon University. They discuss everything from her path to where she is, influential teachers, her full circle path back to BU, gender and the importance of keeping true to who you are as a conductor. This September we feature composer, Chris Byman and his piece Rocket Summer, performed by the University of Manitoba Concert Band, conducted by Chris Byman. VIEW NOTES ep. 17 ERik leung Dylan is joined in the Band Room with Dr. Erik Leung, Director of Bands at Oregon State University. They discuss everything from his path to where he is, influential teachers, the importance of diversity in the wind band field, his position at OSO and more! This month's featured piece is the first movement of Theresa Martin's, City of Ambition, performed by the Oregon State University, conducted by Dr. Leung. VIEW NOTES ep. 16 Peter Meechan Dylan sits down with composer Pete Meechan, speaking about his musical upbringing, musical influences, compositional process, life as a composer, his friendship and the impact of trumpeter Ryan Anthony, ideas to consider when planning for the fall and more! For this month’s featured repertoire, we feature the third movement of Pete’s, trumpet concerto, Renaissance of Wonder, composed for Ryan Anthony. In honour of the memory of Ryan Anthony, please consider donating to the Ryan Anthony Foundation: https://www.cancerblows.com/addgift.php?v2glid=126909 VIEW NOTES ep. 15 ENSEMBLE TEACHING IN AN AGE OF COVID-19 Join Dylan as he explores some of the problems we face as music educators in this new age of COVID-19. Most importantly, we'll be discussing solutions and mindsets to consider, hopefully giving you a little more hope heading into the Fall. We've got this, Bandies! In celebration of Pride Month, we feature Omar Thomas’s, A Mother of a Revolution! VIEW NOTES ep. 14 MARK HOPKINS Dylan is joined in the Band Room with his friend and mentor, Dr. Mark Hopkins, Professor of Music at Acadia University. They discuss everything from his "unusual" path to where he is, getting back up when you get knocked down, influential teachers, love of teaching, COVID-19 ensemble ideas for the fall and more! The music used in today’s episode was Donald Coakley’s Antiphonals, performed by the Acadia University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Hopkins. VIEW NOTES ep. 13 Jonathan dagenais Jonathan Dagenais is a Canadian composer, conductor, music educator and one of Dylan's favourite colleagues to work with. Jonathan sits down with Dylan to discuss his musical upbringing, musical influences, compositional process, conducting career, what he looks for as an adjudicator and much more! We also feature Jonathan's, Mouvement Frénétique as our featured piece. VIEW NOTES ep. 12 Fostering focus & intent in performance Dylan is going solo amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Your band can play the notes! Your band can play the rhythms! There’s even a crescendo! Now what? Join Dylan as he gives ideas to get your band playing beyond the notes on the page, improving their musicality through a mindset of focus and intent. This episode begins our new featured composer segment, this month featuring EKR Hammell. VIEW NOTES ep. 11 Linda wharton First episode of 2020! Join Dylan as he and Linda Wharton discuss growing up in London, Ontario, attending Western University, teaching at Central Secondary School, adjudicating, how music helped through trying times and coming full circle now teaching at Western University. VIEW NOTES ep. 10 jason caslor We welcome Director of Wind Ensembles at Arizona State University, Dr. Jason Caslor to the Band Room Podcast! Join Dylan as he and Jason discuss his formative years growing up in Saskatchewan, his time at University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba and Arizona State University, studying with Dale Lonis and Gary Hill, his time with the Thunder Bay Symphony, Memorial University and how he made his way back to Arizona. VIEW NOTES ep. 9 Sharon Fitzsimmins Join Dylan as he and Sharon Fitzsimmins discuss her formative years, rebuilding a band program, her involvement in the OMEA, what adjudicators are looking for, involvement with Music Fest Canada and many words of wisdom for music educators. VIEW NOTES ep. 8 Cait nishimura Season 2 has begun! We welcome composer Cait Nishimura to the Band Room Podcast! Join Dylan and Cait as they discuss her formative years, finding her path as a musician, her compositional process, fighting self-doubt and why she does what she does. VIEW NOTES ep. 7 migration The Band Room is back after a long break! In Ep. 6 Dylan brings you music of Migration, featuring works inspired by travel in some way. Works by David Maslanka, Kelly-Marie Murphy and Adam Schoenberg show us the different forms migration might take. This episode features performances by the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony and Dr. Timothy B. Rhea, The Hannaford Street Silver Band with Alain Trudel and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble with Jerry Junkin. VIEW NOTES ep. 6 Be the best musician you can be We welcome Dr. Gillian MacKay from the University of Toronto to The Band Room. Dylan & Dr. MacKay discuss her journey to become a conductor and the balancing act of being a musician and a conductor. VIEW NOTES ep. 5 Don't mess with texas This episode is dedicated to all Band Room listeners in the great band state of Texas. Join Dylan in an episode entitled, Don't Mess With Texas, as he explores wind music of Texas, with works by Kevin Puts, Scott McAllister and Donald Grantham. VIEW NOTES ep. 4 sounds of summer Dylan is not quite ready for summer to be over, so join him as he explores the Sounds of Summer! With works inspired by the season of heat! VIEW NOTES ep. 3 coast to coast Enjoy the sounds of Canada, as Dylan brings you on a road trip coast to coast. VIEW NOTES ep. 2 New beginnings To celebrate the first episode of BRP Dylan will explore music of new beginnings. Taking you through a musical journey of new discovery! VIEW NOTES ep. 1

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  • Erik Leung | The Band Room Podcast

    ERIK LEUNG EPISODE 16 Erik Leung DOWNLOAD SUBSCRIBE GET UPDATES SHARE EPISODE Share Dylan is joined in the Band Room with Dr. Erik Leung, Director of Bands at Oregon State University. They discuss everything from his path to where he is, influential teachers, the importance of diversity in the wind band field, his position at OSO and more! This month's featured piece is the first movement of Theresa Martin's, City of Ambition, performed by the Oregon State University, conducted by Dr. Leung. Help support the Band Room Podcast: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fz6g56-the-band-room-podcast ​ About Erik Dr. Erik Leung is director of bands at Oregon State University, joining the faculty in Fall 2019. He guides all aspects of the band program, conducts the OSU Wind Ensemble and teaches instrumental conducting. Leung holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and holds a Master of Music from the University of Toronto and both a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. His primary teachers include Mallory Thompson, Gillian Mackay, Glenn Price, Mark Hopkins, and Jeremy Brown and he has completed additional studies in conducting with Mark Scatterday, Allan McMurray, H. Robert Reynolds, Craig Kirchhoff, and Michael Haithcock. Prior to his appointment at OSU, Leung was assistant professor of music at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California where he also served as director of bands and program director for the music department. He taught undergraduate conducting and directed the chamber winds, symphonic band and brass ensemble. Under his direction the FPU symphonic band was featured in performance at the Western International Band Clinic, the Percy Grainger Wind Festival, the first-ever small band program showcase at the College Band Directors National Association, and the Western/Northwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association. He has written articles for Canadian Winds and recently created the critical edition of Jan Meyerowitz’s "Three Comments on War" for concert band, published through E.B. Marks Music Company. He has presented at a variety of conferences throughout North America and Europe including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the national College Band Directors National Association convention, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Utrecht, Netherlands. Leung has been nominated for the Edwin Parr Teaching Award, was a semi-finalist for the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award and received the Merit Award for teaching excellence at Fresno Pacific University. He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the California Music Educators Association, and the Canadian Band Association. FEATURED WORKS Theresa Martin | City of Ambition – Mov. I | City of Ambition Oregon State University Wind Ensemble | Dr. Erik Leung – Conductor Learn more: https://www.theresamartin.net/city-of-ambition-concert-band ​ EPISODE LINKS Oregon State University Bands https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/music/ensembles-festivals/bands Theresa Martin's Website https://www.theresamartin.net/ Donate to the Band Room Podcast https://ca.gofundme.com/f/fz6g56-the-band-room-podcast Leave Us An Anchor Voice Mail https://anchor.fm/the-band-room/message

  • Dylan Rook Maddix | Conductor, Educator, & Trumpeter

    ABOUT EPISODES RESOURCES More DYLAN ROOK MADDIX ABOUT PODCAST CLINICS CONTACT DYLAN ROOK MADDIX EVENTS ontario,clinician, conductor, band clinic, clinic, workshop, trumpet, teacher, conductor, ontario, canada, canadian, national, adjudicator TWITTER Biography Dylan Rook Maddix is Professor of Music at 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 . Dylan is founder of the , host of the podcast , and maintains an active career as a sought-after conductor, clinician, performer and adjudicator across Canada. Cambrian College Laurentian University Toronto Winds The Band Room 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 , program assistant of the , and is now co-manager of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. Dylan has conducted the Royal Conservatory Brass Ensemble, , Western University New Music, Mississauga Pops Concert Band, Hannaford Youth Band, , , and . Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra Hannaford Youth Program Northdale Concert Band Mount Allison University Symphonic Band Kingston Brass Choir 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. Press Full Biography Short Biography CV (upon request) Head Shot 1 Head Shot 2 Head Shot 3 CLINICS 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! CONTACT DYLAN Testimonials 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 ◄ 1 / 2 ► Please reload CONTACT Submit Thanks for submitting!

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