Introducing Dr. John Pasquale, Music Consultant

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Introducing Dr. John Pasquale, Music Consultant

On October 15, 2014, in Staff News

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Boston Crusaders are honored to announce Dr. John D. Pasquale will take on the role of
Ensemble Music Consultant for the 2015 Boston Crusaders.

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Dr. John D. Pasquale holds the Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting at the
University of Michigan serving as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the
Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands. In this position, he directs and oversees the
athletic band program, is the conductor of the University Band, guest conductor with
the Symphony Band, Symphony Band Chamber Winds and Concert Band, teaches classes
in rehearsal techniques, aural analysis, and wind literature and was a finalist for the
2014 University of Michigan Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Instruction. Prior to
this appointment, Pasquale served as the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Michigan.

Receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Oklahoma
in 2008, Pasquale served as a conducting associate to the Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra,
“The Pride of Oklahoma” Marching Band, New Century Ensemble, Faculty Composer
Concert Series, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and the Weitzenhoffer
Family Department of Musical Theatre. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor and
graduate teaching assistant within the Music Education Department.

In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Dr. Pasquale served as the Associate
Brass Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vangaurd Drum and Bugle Corps from
Santa Clara, California, and taught ensemble music as a member of the
Brass Staff of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. Through his
teaching at the Cavaliers, Pasquale was a contributor to the instructional DVD entitled,
The Cavaliers Brass: From the Concert Hall to the Football Field, which has been met
with international acclaim. During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers were named
Drum Corps International World Champions three times and received two
Jim Ott Awards for “Excellence in Brass Performance.”

Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Pasquale conducted an internationally
recognized and competitive middle school wind ensemble holding the position of
Director of Bands at Griffin Middle School in The Colony, Texas. During his four
year assignment, Pasquale was the 2001, 2002 and 2003 recipient of the “Making A Difference Award”
given by the student body of Griffin Middle School and received the 2003
nomination for Griffin Middle School “Teacher of the Year.”

Dr. Pasquale is in demand as a conductor, clinician, pedagogue, and adjudicator
in band and orchestra programs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

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