Brian E. Messier

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Director, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble and Marching Band

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Dr. Brian Messier is Director of Bands at Dartmouth College, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Youth Wind Ensemble. He also teaches courses in applied conducting and musical leadership. After arriving at Dartmouth in 2019, Messier launched a Mexican/American Composition Competition, which he is now stewarding into the Mexican Repertoire Initiative at Dartmouth; a large-scale incubation and commissioning project with the goal of providing a platform for the visibility and recognition of Mexican composers. 

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  • B. Mus Ithaca College
  • M. Mus University of Massachusetts
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota