A conversation with Mark Stickney, the conductor at Plymouth State University and of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble.
Topics discussed include:
Dr. Mark A Stickney is the Director of Bands at Plymouth State University, where he directs the Symphonic Band, and teaches courses in conducting, applied low brass and music education. In addition he serves as coordinator of the Graduate Instrumental Music Education Program, the All New England Band Festival and the New England Band Directors Institute. He has also held conducting and brass teaching positions at the Community College of Rhode Island, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Salve Regina University, and Southern Utah University. He has conducted festival bands and orchestras all over the United States. In 2016, he was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Seacoast Wind Ensemble in Kittery, ME. Dr. Stickney received his DMA in Wind Conducting from Rutgers University, his MA in Tuba Performance from Montclair State University, and his BA from Gettysburg College. Dr. Stickney frequently writes on matters of music education, conducting, and nature on his blog: stickneymusic.wordpress.com.