Brian E. Messier
Director, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble and Marching Band
Lecturer, Department of Music
Dr. Brian Messier is Director of Bands at Dartmouth College, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Youth Wind Ensemble. He also teaches courses in applied conducting, musical leadership, and entrepreneurship in the arts. After arriving at Dartmouth in 2019, Messier launched a Mexican Composition Competition, which he has since stewarded into MusicMexico; a Mexican music, culture, and diplomatic initiative sponsored by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth. MusicMexico is committed to bringing Mexican repertoire to the international stage, providing opportunities for Mexican composers, combating institutionalized racism in educational and professional performing ensembles, and bringing artists together across borders.
- B. Mus Ithaca College
- M. Mus University of Massachusetts
- D.M.A. University of Minnesota