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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!

The Band Room Podcast Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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!

    BRP 65 | Dale Lonis

    BRP 65 | Dale Lonis

    We welcome Dr. Dale Lonis to the Band Room! We spoke about Dale’s path, the influence of  Benjamin Bloom on his leadership philosophy, parallels between rugby and music, working as a guest conductor and teacher, founding Music Mentors International with Ardith Haley, reminding us to engage 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    Music Mentors International
    https://www.mmiachieve.com/

    Bloom's Taxonomy
    https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/

    MMI Books
    https://www.mmiachieve.com/workshop-series

    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    IMC Beginning Band Camp
    www.campimc.ca
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BRP 64 | Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin

    BRP 64 | Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin

    We welcome Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, Director of Wind Band Studies and Assistant Professor of Music Penn State School of Music to the Band Room. We spoke about her path, her past work with Tau Beta Sigma: National Honorary Band Sorority, programming with inclusivity in mind, working with composers 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    More About Tonya
    https://arts.psu.edu/faculty/tonya-mitchell-spradlin/

    Penn State School of Music
    https://arts.psu.edu/interests/performing-arts/

    Tau Beta Sigma: National Honorary Band Sorority
    https://www.kkytbs.org/

    Beneath a Canvas of Green by Aaron Perrine
    https://aaronperrine.com/work/beneath-a-canvas-of-green-wind-ensemble-and-percussion-quartet/

    Supported by
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/



    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 54 min
    BRP 63 | Catherine Likhuta

    BRP 63 | Catherine Likhuta

    We welcome composer, performer and educator, Catherine Likhuta to the Band Room! We spoke about her unique path to where she is today, how performance influences her compositions, the importance of collaboration, her new piece Planet B 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    Catherine's Website
    http://www.catherinelikhuta.com/
    ​Planet B
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSL3cicsjzk&ab_channel=CatherineLikhuta
    ​Nishimura Consortium Opportunity
    https://www.facebook.com/canadabandassoc/photos/a.524502567964338/1360466574367929/
    ​Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/
    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    BRP 62 | Karem Simon

    BRP 62 | Karem Simon

    We had a great time speaking with conductor, clarinetist and educator, Dr. Karem Simon of the University of Prince Edward Island! We spoke about his musical beginnings, fostering a culture of community and excellence within a small community, being the best musician you can be, the UPEI Wind Symphony 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    University of Prince Edward Island Department of Music
    https://www.upei.ca/programs/bachelor-music/why-upei-music
    ​UPEI Wind Symphony Albums
    https://www.upei.ca/wind-symphony/audio
    ​Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    BRP 61 | David Lum

    BRP 61 | David Lum

    We welcome educator, tubist and conductor, David Lum to the Band Room! We spoke about his musical journey, his involvement with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, the importance of developing student leaders, being a life long learner 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    David's Con-Selmer Webpage
    https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/education/clinician/profile/david-lum
    ​Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra
    https://tywo.ca/
    ​York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    https://music.ampd.yorku.ca/

    Band Room Podcast Stickers
    https://www.bandroompod.com/store
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    BRP 60 | Nicole Piunno

    BRP 60 | Nicole Piunno

    This week we welcome composer and educator, Nicole Piunno to the Band Room! Dylan and Cait chat with Nicole about her musical journey, how trumpet performance influences her composing, overcoming injury, pivoting during the pandemic, the music biz 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    Nicole's Website
    https://www.nicolepiunno.com/
    ​Where Words Cannot Go
    https://www.nicolepiunno.com/where-words-cannot-go
    Band Room Podcast Stickers
    https://www.bandroompod.com/store
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Svandigriff ,

A pedagogical great resource!

Love the podcast! As a almost first year teacher I love hearing from people who have “done the thing” for many years now. Also greatly love being exposed to new repertoire. As a born and raised Texan, It is especially very cool to hear how music education lives in Canada.

Ben Fleishman ,

Great podcast!

Discovered this one when Cait Nishimura was interviewed for the second time, and started listening to it more consistently when she became a host! As a nearly-college student planning to study music ed, I’ve found it a really fun perspective from people who are active in the field.

AbbyEMP ,

Awesome!!

I first listened to this podcast after I heard that my Professor (Dr. McCallum) was on it, and I really enjoyed it!! Such a great resource for future music educators!

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