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Dr. Catherine Rand

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Dr. Catherine Rand is the Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate wind conducting, and guides all facets of the USM’s band program. She taught band and orchestra in Florida public schools for 15 years.


She is published in volume 5 of “A Composer’s Insight” and in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Her first compact disc with the USM Wind Ensemble, entitled ALCHEMIZE, was released in December 2017 on the NAXOS label.


Dr. Rand is a strong advocate for new music and is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and guest lecturer throughout the United States and abroad. She is a state representative for the College Band Director’s National Association and Past President of the Women Band Director’s International. Her other professional affiliations include National Band Association, Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Music Educators National Conference.


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