Brian A. Silvey

Brian A. Silvey
Director of Bands; Associate Professor, Music Education

BME, Morehead State University

MME, Wichita State University

PhD, University of Texas

202B Loeb Hall


          Brian A. Silvey is Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Missouri. At MU, he teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and provides oversight to the entire band program. Dr. Silvey has presented music education research and teacher preparation clinics at state, national, and international venues. Recent presentations have included the College Band Directors National Association conference in Tempe, Arizona (2019), International Society for Music Education conference in Baku, Azerbaijan (2018), the Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (2018), and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois (2017). He is published in the Journal of Research in Music EducationInternational Journal of Research in Music EducationBulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, and the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He serves currently as Associate Editor/Editor-Elect of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and as Editor of the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education. In addition, he also serves on the editorial board of the College Band Directors National Association Research Journal.   

           His research interests include conducting expressivity and effectiveness, instrumental conducting pedagogy, and preservice teacher preparation. Dr. Silvey is the past recipient of the MU Writing Intensive Teaching Excellence Award, the School of Music Faculty Excellence Award, the Gold Chalk Award for Teaching Excellence, and the William T. Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence.  He is an experienced events adjudicator, guest conductor, and guest clinician, having worked with bands across the United States.