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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.