Dr. Brian Cardany has been the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Rhode Island since 2002, where he conducts the Concert Band and the Alumni Wind Ensemble, directs the athletic bands, and teaches courses in music education. He is also the Conductor of the South County Chamber Orchestra (Narragansett, RI) and Conductor for the American Band of Providence.
Dr. Cardany’s scholarly work includes presentations at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and the MENC Eastern Division Conference, and he has contributing author for three volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series published GIA Publications. He is also has been active as clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout much of the Northeast.
Dr. Cardany holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from James Madison University, and both Master’s and Doctor of Music Arts degrees in music education (conducting cognate) from Arizona State University. Before arriving at the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Cardany taught instrumental music in Maryland and Virginia, and worked as a four-year graduate teaching assistant in the band program at Arizona State University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Association for Music Education, and the Rhode Island Music Educators Association, and is sponsor for the Theta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.