Illinois Wesleyan

Webinar - Turning the Page: New Beginnings with the School of Music

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Daylight Time

Dr. Sey Ahn, Director of Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and Dr. Bradley Regier, Assistant Professor of Music Education
Moderator: Dr. Bill Hudson, Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of the School of Music

Take this opportunity to meet two of the newest faculty members in the School of Music. Dr. Sey Ahn, director of symphony orchestra and wind ensemble brings a rich background in conducting and teaching to her role and Dr. Bradley Regier, assistant professor of music education offers expertise in recruitment and research. Learn more from these new members of the Titan community about their roles and joining the talented faculty in implementing the new vision for the School of Music. Dr. Bill Hudson, associate professor of music and associate director of the School of Music will draw from his wealth of music and IWU knowledge and experience to moderate this session.

Sey Ahn is currently the Director of Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Illinois Wesleyan University. A 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, Ahn has served as the Guest Conductor in Residence at Diamond Bar High School for over ten years, whose Symphony Orchestra has won numerous national accolades. Ahn is a frequent Evaluator and Clinician at the annual Music for All Festival held in Indianapolis. She has also been the Assistant Conductor of the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America since 2012. Ahn previously held the position of Music Director and Professor of Conducting at the University of California Santa Barbara. Ahn has worked extensively with young musicians in many youth orchestras and as a guest conductor of All-State festivals around the country. Ahn has led orchestral performances in Walt Disney Concert Hall and Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Hilbert Theater in Indianapolis and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Sey Ahn earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Northwestern University, where she studied piano with Alan Chow and James Giles, and started her conducting studies with Victor Yampolsky. She earned two Master of Music degrees, in piano and orchestral conducting, from the University of Southern California, where she studied piano with Norman Krieger, and conducting with Larry Livingston, She earned a Doctorate in orchestral conducting at the University of Kentucky, where she studied with John Nardolillo, and served as Assistant Conductor to the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and University of Kentucky Opera Theatre.

Bradley J. Regier is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Illinois Wesleyan University. He teaches courses in music education, supervises student teachers, conducts the Symphonic Winds, and provides oversight to the music education program. Previously he taught instrumental and general music courses in Chase County, Kansas and Cairo, Egypt, and continues to clinic bands and percussion ensembles throughout the Midwest. An active music education researcher, Dr. Regier’s research interests include music teacher self-efficacy, instrumental teaching strategies, and preservice teacher preparation. He is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, and the Missouri School Music Magazine. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Dr. Regier will serve on the editorial board of Contributions of Music Education. Dr. Regier received degrees in music education from the University of Missouri-Columbia (PhD), the University of Oklahoma (MME), and Kansas State University (BME).

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