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Welcome to The Band Room! A podcast bringing you the best of band. Hosts, Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura sit down with the movers and shakers of the wind world, conductors, composers, teachers and performers. Have your ears opened to the new and exciting and take your seat in The Band Room!

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Welcome to The Band Room! A podcast bringing you the best of band. Hosts, Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura sit down with the movers and shakers of the wind world, conductors, composers, teachers and performers. Have your ears opened to the new and exciting and take your seat in The Band Room!

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Episodes
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BRP 100 | Frank Ticheli

2/13/2024
We had an amazing time celebrating 100 episodes by chatting with the extraordinary composer, conductor, and educator Frank Ticheli! We discussed his musical upbringing, composing music for different levels, favourite collaborations, being a conducting composer, what inspires him, and much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links About Frank https://www.manhattanbeachmusiconline.com/frank_ticheli/biography.html TEDxOrangeCoast - Carl St. Clair - Innovation Whispers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVequnPmUc&ab_channel=TEDxTalks Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:17:02

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BRP 99 | Shelley Axelson

1/30/2024
We welcome Dr. Shelley Axelson , Director of Bands at Radford University, to The Band Room! We dive into Shelley's origin story, the importance of being patient with yourself, teaching teachers, fostering student connections, and much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber About Shelley Dr. Shelley Axelson is currently the Director of Bands at Radford University in Virginia where she conducts the Wind Ensemble, Campus-Community Band, graduate conducting students, and teaches courses in the music education curriculum. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Assistant Director of Bands at Montclair State University in New Jersey for twelve years where her duties included conducting the Symphonic Band and teaching courses in conducting, instrumental methods, and music education. She also served as an academic advisor, faculty advisor for Sigma Alpha Iota, and created a Campus Band and Pep Band so students majoring in a subject other than music would have an opportunity to continue their musical education and experiences. Dr. Axelson earned her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of South Florida, where she studied conducting with Jerry Junkin, Michael Votta, and Mallory Thompson. She continued her training by earning a Master of Music degree in Conducting at the University of Michigan, where her principal teacher was H. Robert Reynolds. After graduating from Michigan, she taught at Pasco Middle School in Dade City, Florida (co-author of the Secondary Music Curriculum), and Richardson Junior High in Richardson, Texas. After earning her Doctorate in Conducting with Mallory Thompson at Northwestern University, Dr. Axelson was appointed Director of Bands at Central College in Pella, Iowa where she was responsible for running all aspects of the band program. After three years in Iowa, she relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana to become the Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Indianapolis. In 2009, she joined the faculty of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey and has been at Radford University since the fall of 2022. Dr. Axelson is a highly sought-after conductor, clinician, presenter, and adjudicator for professional development events, band festivals, honor bands, and conferences throughout the United States and Canada. She recently presented at the National Association for Music Education Regional Conference in Atlantic City and the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Episode Links Radford University School of Music https://www.radford.edu/content/cvpa/home/music.html University of Toronto Wind Conducting Symposium 2024 https://performance.music.utoronto.ca/conducting-symposium/ BRP Consortium Project https://www.bandroompod.com/consortium Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:18:40

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BRP 98 | Midwest Memories 3.0

1/1/2024
The Band Room Podcast was back at the Midwest Clinic! Join Dylan and his old and new friends: Alec Harris , Alex Shapiro, Ashley Killam, Colleen Richardson, Danielle Gaudry, Frank Duarte, Harrison J. Collins, Henry Dorn, James M. David, Janet Song Kim, Jason Caslor, Jess Turner, Josh Devries, Katahj Copley, Keith Kelly, Kenley Kristofferson, Paul Kile, Pete Meechan, Roger Zare, and Shannon Shaker. Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Alec Harris https://giamusic.com/store/music-education Alex Shapiro https://www.alexshapiro.org/index.html Ashley Killam https://www.ashleykillam.com/ https://www.diversifythestand.org/ Colleen Richardson https://music.uwo.ca/faculty/bios/colleen-richardson.html https://www.wasbe.online/ Danielle Gaudry https://www.mcgill.ca/music/danielle-gaudry Frank Duarte https://frankduarte.com/ Harrison J. Collins https://harrisonjcollins.squarespace.com/ Henry Dorn https://www.henryldorn.com/home James M. David https://www.jamesmdavid.com/ Janet Song Kim https://www.drjsk.com/ https://music.uconn.edu/person/janet-kim/ https://musicfest.ca/ Jason Caslor https://search.asu.edu/profile/1204254 Jess Turner https://www.jesslturnermusic.co/ Josh Devries https://justatheorypress.com/pages/joshua-devries Katahj Copley https://www.katahjcopleymusic.com/ Keith Kelly https://www.globalbandroom.com/keith-kelly https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Kenley Kristofferson https://kenleykristofferson.com/about/ Paul Kile https://www.edinabands.com/program/staff/ Pete Meechan https://meechanmusic.com/ Roger Zare https://rogerzare.com/bio.htm Shannon Shaker Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:06:22

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BRP 97 | Building a Creative Life

12/5/2023
This week Dylan moderates a conversation with Cait about the art of crafting a multifaceted career as a contemporary musician. Drawing from her own experiences, Cait shares perspectives on building a creative life that spans various facets of music and life. This conversation was recorded live as part of a residency at Memorial University, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Thank you to the MUN Scholarship in the Arts and the Newfoundland and Labrador Band Association for their support of this event. Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:00:59:34

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BRP 96 | Gillian MacKay LIVE from OMEA 2023

11/13/2023
This episode was recorded LIVE from the 2023 Ontario Music Educator Association Conference in Niagara Fall, Ontario! Dylan and Cait sat down with their friend and mentor, Dr. Gillian MacKay from the University of Toronto. They spoke about finding musical inspiration from non-musical activities, programming with diversity in mind and all three of their connections to the ColourFULL Music Initiative, band after the pandemic, contributing to creating a more peaceful and inclusive musical environment and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber About Gillian Gillian MacKay is Professor of Music of the University of Toronto, where she conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches conducting. Gillian has an active professional career as a conductor, adjudicator, clinician and trumpeter. She has conducted honour ensembles throughout Canada and the United States, and is Associate Conductor of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. Dr. MacKay has adjudicated Canadian band festivals at local, provincial, and national levels in Canada. She has conducted honour bands and judged competitions in the US, Singapore, Thailand, and Korea. Dr. MacKay enjoys presenting clinics and workshops at provincial and state conferences in Canada and the United States, and is known for her work on the relationship between conducting and mime. Currently, she is investigating the application of the Michael Chekhov acting technique to movement and meaning in conducting. Recognized as a conducting pedagogue, Gillian leads the University of Toronto Wind Conducting Symposium each July, and has been the guest instructor at other symposia in Canada and the United States. Gillian holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Lethbridge, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and Northwestern University. Episode Links BRP 5 | Gillian MacKay - Being The Best Musician You Can Be https://www.bandroompod.com/episodes/episode/be1b3f21/brp-5-or-dr-gillian-mackay-or-being-the-best-musician-you-can-be BRP 24 | Gillian MacKay https://www.bandroompod.com/episodes/episode/24782749/brp-24-or-gillian-mackay ColourFULL Music Initiative https://www.colourfullmusic.com/ Ear Training Apps Better Ears https://www.mamp.info/better-ears/en/ InTune https://apps.apple.com/us/app/intune-tuning-practice/id580791793?amp%3Bmt=8&ls=1 Toned Ear https://tonedear.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:18:27

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BRP 95 | Nora Tycast

10/10/2023
We are excited to welcome award-winning music educator, Nora Tycast to the Band Room! Dylan, Cait, and Nora dive into her remarkable musical journey, connecting with students on a deeper level, the significance of inviting guest artists into the classroom to enhance the learning environment, and how parenthood has influences her teaching perspective. Tune in for an engaging discussion filled with inspiration and wisdom from a true expert in the field. You won't want to miss it! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber About Nora Nora Tycast is in her 22nd year of teaching and has served as the director of bands at Spring Lake Park and Hopkins High School, both near suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. Currently she conducts 4 concert bands, 2 jazz bands and an active marching and pep band. Her bands have performed with Ashley DuBose, Joshua Holmgren, Cameron Kinghorn, Scott Agster, JT and Chris Bates, Ben Bussey, Salsa del Soul, McNasty Brass Band, the After Hours Jazz Project, Aby Wolfe, and Dessa. Her marching band, jazz bands and concert bands have traveled all over the United States, Costa Rica and as the first US high school band in Havana, Cuba. She has presented multiple times at the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Clinic and at the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) annual conference. Topics have included; literacy intervention in the large ensemble classroom, teaching to students with trauma, including historically underrepresented composers in wind ensemble literature, and developing racial and equity conversation curriculum within the large ensemble classroom as a way to engage all of our students. Outside of teaching, Tycast has served as secretary for the MN Band Directors Association (MBDA), as the chair of the International Spanish Language Academy school board and as a Regional Arts Teacher-Leader with the Perpich Center for the Arts. She earned her B.A. in Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and her Master’s in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She resides in the Twin Cities with her husband and three daughters, travels often and puts in a lot of miles on her athletic shoes. Episode Links Hopkins High School Music https://highschool.hopkinsschools.org/activities/music Schmitt Music Educator of the Year https://www.hopkinsschools.org/district/news/article/~board/district-news/post/nora-tycast-named-schmitt-music-educator-of-the-year Band is Everything Podacast feat. Nora Tycast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/18-quality-music-of-diversity-nora-tycast-brian-lukkasson/id1502567757?i=1000478289967 Support the showThe Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:03:49

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BRP 94 | Pratik Gandhi

9/17/2023
We welcome conductor, educator and percussionist, Pratik Gandhi to The Band Room! We spoke about his path, how to gain conducting experience as a young conductor, his work with MusicFest Canada and Ontario Band Association, thoughts on programming, the Canadian Repertoire Database and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber About Pratik Pratik Gandhi (he/him) is a conductor, clinician, and researcher based in Toronto. He currently serves as vice-chair of the concert band division of MusicFest Canada, as well as music director of the Rouge River Winds, a group he has led for over ten years. He is also a sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, where he directs the Wind Symphony. Pratik is engaged in doctoral studies at York University in Toronto, investigating issues of equity and representation among wind band composers in Canada. He has shared his research through articles and presentations for the Canadian Band Association, the Canadian University Music Society, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. He also recently launched a free, public, searchable database of recent Canadian wind band repertoire, which can be found at https://cdnwindrep.ampd.yorku.ca/ . Pratik holds degrees in music education and instrumental conducting from Western University. For more information, please visit www.pratikgandhi.ca. Episode Links Canadian Repertoire Database https://cdnwindrep.ampd.yorku.ca/ UofT Wind Symphony https://www.music.utoronto.ca/our-people.php?fid=458 MusicFest Canada https://musicfest.ca/ Canadian Winds Journal https://www.canadianband.org/canadian-winds Support the showThe Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:12:59

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BRP 93 | Hangin with Dylan & Cait

9/3/2023
Dylan and Cait have been reunited once more! We had a fantastic time recording the first episode of Season 6. Discussing a wide range of topics, including upcoming projects, favourite pizza toppings, valuable tips for freelancers, newly discovered repertoire, the eternal Star Trek or Star Wars debate, and much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Episode Links BRP Consortium Project https://www.bandroompod.com/consortium Ontario Music Education Association Conference https://omea.on.ca/events/synergy2023/ Celestial Rise by Jennifer Rose https://www.composerose.com/celestial-rise Astra by Katahj Copley https://www.katahjcopleymusic.com/asta-fanfare Earthshine by Aaron Perrine https://aaronperrine.com/work/earthshine/ Only Light by Aaron Perrine https://aaronperrine.com/work/only-light/ Breath of the Mountains by Cait Nishimura https://caitnishimura.com/products/breath-of-the-mountains Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:14:18

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BRP 92 | Jason Caslor RETURNS!

7/10/2023
This week Dr. Jason Caslor, Director or Bands at Arizona State University returns! Dylan sat down with Jason before leaving Arizona to speak about leadership, time management, the famous life balance question, being yourself as a conductor/leader and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links More about Jason https://search.asu.edu/profile/1204254 ASU Wind Bands https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/ensembles/wind-bands?sort-by=last_name_asc Mindfulness by Ellen Langer https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mindfulness+by+ellen+langer&i=stripbooks&hvadid=598656809176&hvdev=c&hvlocint=9030087&hvlocphy=9000017&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17066818226177357313&hvtargid=kwd-6247912173&hydadcr=15527_13558519&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_1gi3u3caxl_e Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:04:36

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BRP 91 | Janet Song Kim

6/12/2023
After a long break Dylan and Cait are back! They have a catch up and share some BIG news! Then they welcome this weeks guest, Dr. Janet Song Kim to The Band Room! Dylan, Cait and Janet spoke about their musical beginnings, path to being Director of Wind Bands at University of Connecticut, leading with love, mentorship/representation, weight liftings connections to music making and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links More about Janet https://music.uconn.edu/person/janet-kim/ University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts https://music.uconn.edu/ Girls Who Conduct https://girlswhoconduct.org/ Movement Means Podcast https://movementmeans.buzzsprout.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:26:46

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BRP 90 | Hangin' with Dylan & Cait

4/12/2023
We're back with another "Hangin' with Dylan & Cait" episode! Join D&C as they catch up, discuss future podcast plans, their current favourite pieces, which instrument should be played more in bands and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Changing Your Pattern Podcast https://www.changingyourpattern.com/ This word, quality...by Jodie Blackshaw https://www.jodieblackshaw.com/blog/this-word-quality Pieces Mentioned in Today's Episode Danceries by Kenneth Hesketh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr6EETIiRls&ab_channel=dawnwindsky Concerto for Wind Ensemble by Kevin Day https://youtu.be/2B0sigX_Kno Urban Light by James M. David https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_5EED0pIOI&ab_channel=JamesDavid Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves by David Beford https://www.windrep.org/Sun_Paints_Rainbows_on_the_Vast_Waves Gloriosa by Yasuhide Ito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aq5Ih0dE1E&ab_channel=%E9%98%B2%E8%A1%9B%E7%9C%81%E6%B5%B7%E4%B8%8A%E8%87%AA%E8%A1%9B%E9%9A%8A%E5%85%AC%E5%BC%8F%E3%83%81%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8D%E3%83%AB Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kY_gqVbGfY&ab_channel=NorthTexasWindSymphony-Topic Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:00:51:56

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BRP 89 | Chris Baumgartner

2/16/2023
This week’s episode features Dr. Chris Baumgartner, Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. Cait chats with Chris about his musical journey, educational approaches, collaborative work, and much more. Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links More about Chris https://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/faculty-staff/christopher-baumgartner Oklahoma University School of Music https://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/ New Horizons Band https://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/community/newhorizons Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:30:21

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BRP 88 | Shuying Li

2/1/2023
Dylan had a great time chatting with composer, educator, and pianist, Shuying Li, in person! We spoke about her musical beginning, composing for winds, the importance of her piece “The Last Hive Mind”, the Four Corners Ensemble, collaboration and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Shuying Li Website https://www.shuyingli.com/ Sacramento State University School of Music https://www.csus.edu/college/arts-letters/music/ Four Corners Ensemble https://www.fourcornersensemble.org/ Shuying Li Consortium https://www.shuyingli.com/band-consortium Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:00:46:47

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BRP 87 | Ashley Killam & Carrie Blosser from Diversify the Stand

1/18/2023
First episode of 2023! We were delighted to chat with trumpeters, educators, and founders of Diversify the Stand, Ashley Killam and Carrie Blosser! We learned a little about how they got started in music, the zigs and zags to how they got where they are, what Diversify the Stand is all about/upcoming projects, working with living composers, life balance, and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Diversify the Stand https://www.diversifythestand.org/ Learn more about Ashley https://www.ashleykillam.com/ Learn more about Carrie https://www.carrieblosser.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:10:42

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BRP 86 | Midwest Memories

12/28/2022
The Band Room Podcast is back at the Midwest Clinic! Join Dylan and his old and new friends: Kenley Kristofferson, Matt Klohs, Matt Neufeld, Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fritz, Nicole Piunno, John Phillips, Harrison J. Collins, Marie A. Douglas, Katherine Bergman, Dontay L. Douglas, Omar Thomas, Giovanni Santos, Kelijah Duton, Jonathan Dagenais, Keith Kelly and David Lum speak about some of their favorite Midwest memories! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Kenley Kristofferson https://kenleykristofferson.com/ Matt Klohs https://mattklohs.com/ Matt Neufeld https://www.mattneufeldmusic.com/ Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fritz - U.S Navy Fleet Band https://www.navyband.navy.mil/navymusic/roster/fritz-bio Nicole Piunno https://www.nicolepiunno.com/ John Phillips https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/education/clinician/profile/john-phillips Harrison J. Collins https://harrisonjcollins.squarespace.com/ Marie A. Douglas https://www.marieadouglas.com/ Katherine Bergman https://www.katherinebergman.net/ Dontay L. Douglas https://www.dontayldouglas.com/about Omar Thomas https://www.omarthomas.com/ Giovanni Santos https://giosantosmusic.com/ Kelijah Duton https://kelijah.com/ Jonathan Dagenais https://en.jonathandagenais.com/ Keith Kelly https://www.globalbandroom.com/keith-kelly David Lum https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/education/clinician/profile/david-lum BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:03:20

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BRP 85 | Hangin with Dylan and Cait 4.0

12/14/2022
Come hang out with Dylan and Cait as the debrief their time in British Columbia at the BCMEA Conference, share what they've been up to, Midwest and more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Episode Links Conductor, Composer & Community | Creating a Healthy Musical Ecosystem Through Commissioning Slide PDF chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.bandroompod.com/_files/ugd/5421b7_c88b1832819f4089b6745e843ab0112f.pdf 2022 BRP Consortium Project Piece - Sandcastles by E.K.R. Hammell https://youtu.be/7qqu1gfVKXc Origin by Cait Nishimura https://youtu.be/qBd--si6Nqg BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:00:25:55

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BRP 84 | Steven Capaldo LIVE from BCMEA

10/26/2022
We sit down with conductor, composer and Associate Professor of Music Education & Conducting at the University of Victoria, Dr. Steven Capaldo for the first BRP LIVE at the 2022 British Columbia Music Education Association Conference! We speak about Steven's musical beginnings, making the move from Australia to Canada, his position at the University of Victoria, being a composing conductor and so much more! A big thanks to Jaymi Daniels and the entire BCMEA Conference team for having us and for running a great conference! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Episode Links More About Steven https://www.uvic.ca/finearts/music/people/faculty/profiles/capaldo-steven.php University of Victoria School of Music https://www.uvic.ca/finearts/music/ British Columbia Music Education Association http://www.bcmusiced.ca/ Steven's Music https://brolgamusic.com/composer/steven-capaldo BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:00:59:14

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BRP 83 | Gareth Jones

10/12/2022
We welcome conductor, trumpeter and educator, Gareth Jones to The Band Room! We spoke about his musical beginnings, how his time in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra influences his teaching and conducting, the wise words of Vincent Cichowicz, University of Calgary bands and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts https://arts.ucalgary.ca/creative-performing-arts Alberta Winds http://www.albertawinds.ca/ Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra https://calgaryphil.com/ 2022 British Columbia Music Education Conference https://www.bcmeaconference.com/ BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:26:20

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BRP 82 | Jennifer Jolley

9/21/2022
We welcome composer, conductor and professor person, Jennifer Jolley to The Band Room! Guest co-host Kaitlin Bove and Dylan speak with Jenn about her musical journey, her position at Lehman College, composing music that not only moves people but makes people think, becoming a conductor, using failure as a vehicle for growth and so much more! Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Jennifer Jolley's Website https://www.jenniferjolley.com Why Compose? Blog https://www.jenniferjolley.com/why-compose March by Jennifer Jolley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXi9lGwCtc CBDA Social Justice Consortium https://cbda.org/social-impact-consortium/2023-i-am-enough/ Allison Loggins Hull Consortium https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedVAr-ODNDukaDliNgXeTjHjIutc6_F448Jpw2BBUtSOZW-A/viewform BRP Consortium Project https://www.bandroompod.com/consortium BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:15:29

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BRP 81 | Hangin with Dylan & Cait 3.0

9/7/2022
First episode of season 5 of The Band Room Podcast! Cait & Dylan answer the BRP community's questions, everything from advice for having a successful rehearsal, what we're most looking forward to this fall, what's on your music stand? to debating if a hotdog is a sandwich... Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store http://www.bandroompod.com/store Music used in this episode BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura Arranged and performed by Brian Barber Episode Links Kathleen Edwards - Total Freedom https://kathleenedwards.bandcamp.com/album/total-freedom Lawrence - Don't Lose Sight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMs-l9Hru-I&ab_channel=Lawrence On Parade by Amanda Aldridge https://www.andwewereheard.org/on-parade BRP is Supported By Canadian Band Association https://www.canadianband.org/ Interprovincial Music Camp https://www.campimc.ca/ Kaleidoscope Adventures https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/ Support the show The Band Room Podcast is proudly supported by Kaleidoscope Adventures! To learn more, visit: mykatrip.com

Duration:01:12:40