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Rebekah Daniel

Rebekah Daniel
  • Director of Bands
  • DMA in Wind Conducting, Michigan State University
  • MM in Wind Conducting, Georgia Southern University
  • BM in Music Education, Georgia Southern University


Contact Information

  • Department: Music
  • Office: Foster 325
  • Mailing Address: Foster 101
  • Email:
  • Expert Areas: Conducting, Ensemble Music, Wind Literature, Music Education


Dr. Rebekah Daniel is starting her tenure-track appointment as Director of Bands at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) where she will direct the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band and teach undergraduate and graduate conducting along with courses in wind band literature. Dr. Daniel is the Artistic Director of the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble and Assistant Professor of Band at Ithaca College (IC) in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Prior to joining the IC faculty, she served as the Visiting Director of Wind Ensembles at The University of Utah where she taught undergraduate and graduate conducting, conducted the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and taught courses in Music Education.    

Dr. Daniel completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University (MSU) as a student of Dr. Kevin Sedatole. As a doctoral conducting assistant at MSU, she conducted instrumental ensembles, taught conducting courses, and was involved in all aspects of the athletic band program. Prior to attending MSU, Dr. Daniel taught in the Georgia public school system where ensembles under her direction enjoyed notable success in both district and statewide performance evaluations. She completed the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Wind Conducting at Georgia Southern University where she studied with Dr. Robert Dunham and Dr. Colin McKenzie.

Dr. Daniel maintains an active schedule with engagements throughout the United States as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. She has led performances of regional and world premieres, most recently including the winner of the 2022 Walter Beeler Memorial Composition Prize, Matsuri by Eric Guinivan. She has collaborated in rehearsal and performance with several composers including Sally McCune, Dana Wilson, Zhou Tian, and Henry Dorn. As an advocate for Music Education, she has led clinics and sessions at the Texas Music Educators Clinic, New York State School Music Conference, Utah Music Educators Conference, and Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conference. She is an alumni member of Tau Beta Sigma and holds professional membership in the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, and the National Association for Music Education.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
MUS 255ASymphonic BandTR 2:00pm-4:30pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 255BConcert BandMW 2:30pm-3:45pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 366Basic Conducting PedagogyMWF 11:15am-12:05pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 455AA Symphonic BandTR 2:00pm-4:30pm Coates Building 117Fall 2023
MUS 455AA Symphonic BandTR 2:00pm-4:30pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 455BConcert BandMW 2:30pm-3:45pm Coates Building 117Fall 2023
MUS 455BConcert BandMW 2:30pm-3:45pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 557Symphonic and Wind Band LiteraMW 8:00am-8:50am Foster Building 312Fall 2023
MUS 757Symphonic and Wind Band LiteraMW 8:00am-8:50am Foster Building 312Fall 2023
MUS 844Applied Conducting   Fall 2023
MUS 855Symphonic BandTR 2:00pm-4:30pm Foster Building 300Fall 2023
MUS 882Seminar in Instrume ConductingMW 9:10am-10:00am Foster Building 312Fall 2023
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