Rod MacGillivray, Head of Brass and Percussion
Rod MacGillivray grew up in Bridgewater NS and is a conductor and low brass performer and teacher of trombone, euphonium and tuba. He is the head teacher of the Brass & Percussion Department at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, director of the Mersey Band in Liverpool, NS, and is co-conductor of Scotia Brass. He was assistant director with the Greater Columbus Concert Band in Columbus, Ohio and was a military musician in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa from 1990-1995. Rod’s musical activities include performances with the Alabama Opera Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, Northern Kentucky Symphony, P.E.I Symphony, and the Edmonton Symphony and a one-year appointment as professor of conducting and music director of the Acadia University Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble from 2011–2012. Locally he has performed with Nova Sinfonia, the Chebucto Orchestra, Scotia Brass, Bridgewater Fire Department Band, and the Chester Brass Band. He has also taught on the faculties of Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and was the Director of Bands at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado from 2005–2007.