M.M. in Wind Conducting

Sample of conducting opportunities for MM wind conducting student

Brian Diller came to Ithaca College in the fall of 2010 from a public school position in Nashville. After graduating, he served as Interim Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and is currently pursuing his DMA in Wind Conducting at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.


  • 2010-2011
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Ito: Festal Scenes (September concert)
      • Portnoy: Sasha Takes a Train (December concert)
    • Symphonic Band
      • Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm (March concert)
      • Fucik: Florentiner (April concert)
    • Trombone Choir
      • Tour to Washington, D.C. and performance at Eastern Trombone Workshop
      • Recitals
    • Campus Band (graduate conductor for December concert)
    • Symphony Orchestra
      • Rite of Spring  (rehearsal)
      • Brahms: Symphony #1 (rehearsal)
    • Chamber Orchestra
      • recording sessions for student arrangements
  • 2011-2012
    • Wind Ensemble
      • Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana, mvt. 1 (September concert)
    • Elective recital October 29, 2011
      • Mozart: Serenade in C Minor, k388
      • Copland: Appalachian Spring
    • Concert Band
      • Hanani: Wind Borne (October concert)
    • Trombone Troupe
      • All performances at IC and spring tour to Vermont
    • Syracuse Opera, Assistant Conductor (October, La Traviata)
    • Symphony Orchestra
      • Brahms: Symphony #4 (rehearsal)
    • MM Recital: April 4, 2012
      • Janacek: Sokol Fanfare
      • Ibert: Concerto for Cello and Winds
        • Heidi Hoffman, cello
      • Theofanadis: I Wander in a Dream of my Own Making
      • Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch
      • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
    • Campus Band (graduate conductor for April concert)

Brian also participated in the Graduate Conducting Seminar with clinicians Stephen Peterson (wind ensemble), Jeff Meyer (orchestra), and Brian Demaris (opera). Seminar repertoire included Beethoven: Symphony #3 in Eb, Beethoven: Symphony #5 in C Minor, Brahms: Symphony #1 in C and Symphony #4 in E Minor, Dvorak: Serenade in D Minor, Gounod: Faust, Mozart: Symphony #41 in C, Mozart: The Magic Flute, Mozart: Serenade in C Minor k.388, Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4 in F Minor, and Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde.

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