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.
Conductor: Brian Cardany
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.
Mary Ann Hall
Trumpet *rotated seating
Daniel Healey (section leader)
Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan
David James Walden