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John Pasquale
University of Michigan, Donald R. Shepherd Associate Professor of Conducting, Director of the University of Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands, Associate Director of University Bands

An international conductor, author and lecturer, Dr. John D. Pasquale, holds the Donald R. Shepherd Professorship in Conducting at the University of Michigan. He serves as Director of the Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands, Associate Director of University Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting. Additionally, he is an instructor of music at the Bund Deutscher Blasmusikverbände e.V. Musikakademie in Staufen, Germany.

Prof. Pasquale's research interests include the intersection of the conductor as artistic leader and ensemble pedagogue, codification of instrumental and ensemble pedagogy and teaching of aural analysis skills to conductors. The culmination of this work is presented within the book “Probenmethodik Blasorchester: Geführtes Hören in der Ensemblearbeit,” published by Helbling Verlag in Esslingen, Germany, and the English edition, “The Directed Listening Model: A Rehearsal Guide for Ensemble Musicianship,” published by the authors. In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Dr. Pasquale served as an ensemble music consultant with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Associate Brass Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, and taught ensemble music at the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers were named Drum Corps International World Champions three times and were the recipient of two Jim Ott Awards.

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