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James W. McRoy

James W. McRoy

Professor of MusicDirector of Bands; Chair, Department of Music Scholarship Committee

B.A., M.S., Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNYD.A., Ball State University

Description

Dr. James W. McRoy is currently professor of music and director of bands at LIU Post. At LIU Post, Dr. McRoy directs all aspects of the Band Program, conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Pep Band. Dr. McRoy teaches and coordinates the undergraduate and graduate conducting sequence and teaches instrumental conducting lessons. Dr. McRoy also teaches instrumental music education courses and is the current chair of the Department of Music.

A native New Yorker, Dr. McRoy holds a doctoral degree in instrumental conducting from Ball State University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY. He taught high school band in New York for 10 years and for two years was the associate director of bands at Ball State University in Indiana. Dr. McRoy is currently the New York State chair for the College Band Directors National Association and is past president of the New York State Band Directors Association. In Spring 2009, Dr. McRoy was the singular recipient of the 2009 New York Outstanding Band Director Award, chosen and presented by the New York State Band Directors Association. He maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, speaker and adjudicator in both North America and Asia.

Dr. McRoy has presented research at the state level, and he holds professional memberships in Kappa Delta Pi, Music Educators National Conference, New York State Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Specialties

Instrumental Conducting, Wind Band Performance and Education, Music Education

Publications

  • Author, “An Analysis of Three Works for Band by David R. Gillingham: ‘Heroes, Lost and Fallen’; ‘Apocalyptic Dreams’; and ‘Cantus Laetus,’” published through Ball State University (2003)
  • Author, “A Study and Comparison of Arnold Schoenberg’s Theme and Variations Opus 43A and 43B,” published through Ball State University (1999)
  • Editor, “Band Stand,” the official newsletter of the New York State Band Directors Association (2009-present)

Exhibits

  • Workshop Clinician, Balanced Mind Arts Curriculum Conference, Long Island, N.Y., (2009, 2008, 2007, 2004)
  • Guest Conductor/Artist-in-Residence, Baldwin High School (2008)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, William Floyd Middle School Bands (2008)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Band, Singapore (2008)
  • Guest Conductor, Mid Island High School Band Festival (2008)
  • Coordinator/Moderator, First Ever United States-Singaporean Music Education Summit Meeting, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, N.Y. (2007)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, North Shore High School Wind Ensemble, Sea Cliff, N.Y. (2007)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, H.C. Crittenden Middle School Concert Bands, Armonk, N.Y. (2007)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, New Paltz High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, New Paltz, N.Y. (2007)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Guam Territorial Concert Band (2007)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Carlmont High School Concert Band, Belmont, Calif. (2007)
  • Conductor/Clinician/Adjudicator, World Projects International (2007-present)
  • Conductor and Master Teacher, InterAsia Conducting Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, (2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Silas Wood Middle School Concert Band, South Huntington, N.Y. (2007, 2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, St. Benedicts Prep High School Concert Band, Newark, N.J. (2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, William Floyd High School Wind Ensemble, Mastic Beach, N.Y. (2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Port Washington High School Wind Ensemble, Port Washington, N.Y. (2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, North Shore High School Wind Ensemble, Sea Cliff, N.Y. (2006)
  • Guest Conductor/Clinician, Plainview-Old Bethpage High School Wind Ensemble, Plainview, N.Y. (2006)
  • Conductor/Clinician/Adjudicator, New York Off-Stage (2006-present)
  • Workshop Clinician, New York State Band Directors Association (2004-2008)
  • Adjudicator, New York State Field Band Conference (2003-present)
  • Clinician/Adjudicator, Performing Arts Consultants (2000-present)
  • Clinician/Adjudicator, Educational Programs Network and Music in the Parks (1998-present)
  • Clinician/Adjudicator, Brass and Major Organizations, New York State School Music Association (1998-present)
  • Presenter, Indiana Music Educators Association State Conference Research Session (1998)

Recordings

Recorded and produced nineteen compact discs of university ensembles as part of ongoing recording project, Tyson Recording and R&S Recording (1999-present)

Performances

  • Guest Conductor, Ulster County Music Educators Association All-County High School Concert Band (2009)
  • Keynote Speaker, Presenter and Guest Conductor, Singapore Band Conference, Singapore (2007)
  • Guest Conductor, Suffolk County Music Educators Association Division III West Concert Band (2007)
  • Conductor, C.W. Post – Long Island University Symphonic Band, New York State School Music Association Symposium State Winter Music Conference, Rochester, N.Y. (2007)
  • Guest Conductor, Orange County Music Educators Association Wind Ensemble, Newburgh, N.Y. (2006)
  • Guest Conductor, Hampton Music Educators Association Festival, Hampton Bays, N.Y., (2005)
  • Conductor, C.W. Post – Long Island University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, New York State Band Directors Association Symposium, Syracuse, N.Y. (2005)
  • Featured Guest Conductor for Windfest Band Festival, Cross River, N.Y. (2004)
  • Guest Conductor, Suffolk County Music Educators Association Division III East Concert Band (2002)
  • Resident Conductor/Teacher, Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Colgate College, Hamilton, N.Y. (1999-2007)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, New York State Band Directors Association Outstanding Band Director Award (2009)
  • Nominee, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2003, 2004)
  • Selected as Hicksville's Founders Day Teacher of the Year (1992)

Affiliations

  • Member, Music Educators National Conference
  • Member, New York State School Music Association
  • Past President, New York State Band Directors Association (2007–present)
  • President, New York State Band Directors Association (2005–2007)
  • 1st Vice President, New York State Band Directors Association (2003–2005)
  • 2nd Vice President, New York State Band Directors Association (2000–2003)
  • Zone Representative, New York State Band Directors Association (1999, 1995–1996)
  • Member, Nassau County Music Educators Association
  • Member, Suffolk County Music Educators Association
  • New York State Chair, National Band Association (2004–2007)
  • New York State Chair, College Band Directors National Association (1995–present)
  • Member, College Music Society
  • Member, Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

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