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Department of Music

Brian Cardany

Brian Cardany

Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands

Office: FAC E204
Phone: 401.874.2799

Conductor of the Concert Band, URI Marching Band, URI Pep Bands, instrumental methods, brass methods, student teacher observations

Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education, Arizona State University
Master of Music in Music Education, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, James Madison University

DR. BRIAN CARDANY is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Rhode Island where he conducts the Concert Band and URI Alumni Wind Ensemble, directs the athletic bands, and teaches courses in music education. Dr. Cardany is also the Conductor and Music Director for the American Band of Providence, one of the finest adult community bands in New England as well as one of the oldest bands in the country (established in 1837). During the summer, he serves as the Conductor for the South County Chamber Orchestra in Narragansett, RI.

Dr. Cardany is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.  In addition to regular engagements in New England, he has been invited to guest conduct ensembles in New York, Maryland, Arizona, and California (Humboldt State University). His scholarly activity includes presentations at the MENC (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and he has served as a Research Associate for several volumes of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series (GIA Publications).

Dr. Cardany began his career teaching instrumental music in public schools in Virginia and Maryland.  He is the faculty sponsor for the Theta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, Coordinator for the URI Southern New England Honor Band, and conductor of the URI Commencement Band, and he is a member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), the National Band Association (NBA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA).