98 minutes | Sep 7th 2020

BRP 17 | Wendy Zander McCallum

Dylan is joined in the Band Room with Dr. Wendy Zander McCallum, faculty member and Instrumental Music Specialist, at Brandon University. They discuss everything from her path to where she is, influential teachers, her full circle path back to BU, gender and the importance of keeping true to who you are as a conductor.

This September we feature composer, Chris Byman and his piece, Rocket Summer, performed by the University of Manitoba Concert Band, conducted by Chris Byman.

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Music used in this episode
BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

Second Suite in F, Fantasia on the "Dargason" by Gustav Holst
Performing Ensemble: Air Combat Command Heritage of American Band

Rocket Summer by Chris Byman
University of Manitoba Concert Band
Chris Byman, Conductor

About Wendy
Dr. Wendy Zander McCallum is the Instrumental Music Education Specialist and director of the Symphonic Band at Brandon University where she teaches courses in music education and conducting.  She has conducted junior high and high school regional, provincial and state honor bands, presented at provincial and international music conferences, and has worked as a solo and ensemble adjudicator and clinician for concert and jazz ensembles in Canada and the United States.  She is an Educational Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Division of Education.  McCallum, active as a conductor and clinician, investigates areas related to teaching and learning, conducting, and instrumental literature as curriculum in the music classroom.

Episode Links
Wendy Zander McCallum

Brandon University School of Music

Chris Byman's Website

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