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Biographical Sketches

Dr. William H. Silvester Dr. William H. Silvester

Guest Conductor

Dr. William H. Silvester has a wide range of experience as a performer, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator. His background includes many years in the public schools at all levels and as a college band director. He has appeared as a guest conductor throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Silvester’s expertise is in considerable demand with over 30 guest performances annually. In addition he has conducted the Russian Army Band, The US Army Band, The US Army Field Band, and the Marine Band at Quantico.

At The College of New Jersey, Dr. Silvester conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches conducting and music education courses. For fifteen years Dr. Silvester served as the Supervisor of the New Jersey Governor’s School, Division of Music, (accelerated school for high school students) and conducted the Governor’s School Wind Ensemble. As an educator, he has been a member of state music boards in five different states and has been the Eastern Division Chair of the National Band Association (NBA) and New Jersey State Chair for over fifteen years. His College of New Jersey bands have performed at numerous state and national conventions including those of the Music Educators National Conference and the New Jersey Music Educators Association. In addition, the Wind Ensemble has performed for the College Band Directors National Association conventions and has performed often at venues throughout the eastern United States.

Dr. Silvester is a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and serves as the permanent conductor of All American Youth in Concert European touring ensemble.

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