Conductor: Brian Cardany

Conductor: Brian Cardany

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 a 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 a sponsor for the Theta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.


Dr. Brian Cardany is the Director of Bands at the University of Rhode Island where he leads the entire band program, serving as conductor for the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band and director of the athletic bands. His efforts to promote new music and works of artistic merit has included a presentation at the Midwest Clinic, several contributions to the Teaching Music Through Performance series (GIA Publications), and regular involvement with commissions and the recording of new works. A commission he led for the occasion of the 180th anniversary of The American Band resulted in the creation of Curtain Raiser, the first wind band work by established orchestral composer Peter Boyer, who has since been commissioned the U. S. Marine Band on multiple occasions, has had his band music performed for a presidential inauguration, and has had transcriptions of his band music (including Curtain Raiser) included on a recording performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. An avid supporter of life-long music making, Dr. Cardany serves as conductor for four Rhode Island community ensembles,
including The American Band, the Ocean State Pops Orchestra, the South County Chamber Orchestra, and the South Kingstown Community String Orchestra.



Brian Cardany


Assistant Conductor

Dalen Favali



Pamela Harley



Noveline Beltram

Lucinda Ladd

Elizabeth Beltram

Emma Marshall

Diana Sykes

Kelly Chartier

Scotty Travers

Suzette Wordell

Mikayla Fernandez


Elizabeth Escalera

Matt Butterfield

Tyler Vanable



Talia DiCastanzo

Nicholas Bradley


Eb Clarinet

Katelain Tavares



Bethany Daley

Patricia Marshall

Vincent Mattera

Kathy Vallee

Marc Blanchette

Adam Stevens

Anthony Amitrano

Samantha Hackenson

Brandon Winrich

Stephanie Storch

Kathryn Schionning

Mary Ann Hall

Matthew Ricard

Robert Naparstek

Bass Clarinet

Barbara Audette

Stacey Snow


Alto Saxophone

Joyce Harrington

Corey Beltram

Owen Placido

Caleb Hilyard


Tenor Saxophone

Emanuel Sousa

Dan Pedro


Baritone Saxophone

Martha Ryan

Mary Larsen

Trumpet *rotated seating

Daniel Healey (section leader)

Erin Healey

Robert Izzo

Edward Nowak

Jeffrey Pouliot

Ronald Pouliot

Nicholas Schleyer

Julie Signa

Michael Audette

David James Walden



Daniel Bryand

Dylan Marshall

Ami Fields

Rachel Sousa

Sara Weir

Chris DeMarinis



Gary Vallee

Ken Walmsley

Peter Crepeau

Steve Pasetti

Paul Duffy

Kevin Entwistle


Kevin Kane

Tom Kane

Matthew Thompson



Colin Kane

Todd Hassett

Rob McCarty

Scott Senerchia



Henry Morel

Eleanor Kogut

Dalen Favali

Stephen Morrison

Emily Iwuc



Dalen Favali



Scott Fraser