Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Director of Wind Ensemble
DMA Michigan State
MM Georgia Southern University
BM Georgia Southern University
Dr. Rebekah Daniel will begin her appointment as the Visiting Director of Wind Ensemble at the University of Utah in Fall 2021. In this capacity, she will conduct the wind ensemble, teach undergraduate and graduate conducting, and assist with courses in Music Education. Dr. Daniel recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University (MSU) as a student of Dr. Kevin Sedatole. As a doctoral conducting assistant at MSU, she conducted instrumental ensembles, taught undergraduate conducting courses, taught conducting lessons to undergraduate students through independent study, co-directed Spartan Brass, and was a member of the Spartan Marching Band instructional staff.
Prior to attending MSU, Dr. Daniel taught in the Georgia public schools, where ensembles under her direction enjoyed notable success in both district and statewide performance evaluations. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director of Bands at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, where she conducted multiple concert bands, coached student-led chamber ensembles, and instructed the award-winning Houston County “Black and Silver Brigade.”
Dr. Daniel completed the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Wind Conducting degrees at Georgia Southern University where she studied with Dr. Robert Dunham and Dr. Colin McKenzie. As an advocate for music education, she has presented at state conferences including the Georgia Music Educators Association’s In-Service Conference and most recently, the 2021 Texas Music Educators Association’s Convention. Dr. Daniel is also in demand as an honor band clinician and concert and marching band adjudicator. In 2018, she was named a Fellow and participant in the inaugural H. Robert Reynolds Conducting Institute through the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Her professional affiliations include College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Texas Music Educators Association.