Brian A. Silvey

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

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. Bands under his direction have performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference and have commissioned works by leading composers such as David Maslanka, David Gillingham, Michael Markowski, and Ryan George.

            Dr. Silvey has presented music education research and teacher preparation clinics at state, national, and international venues. Recent presentations have included the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois (2017), College Band Directors National Association conference in Kansas City, Missouri (2017), International Society for Music Education conference in Glasgow, Scotland (2016), and the Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (2016). 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 currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education and the College Band Directors National Association Research Journal. In addition, he serves as Editor of the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education and as the Missouri Music Educators Association College/University Vice President (2016 – 2018). 

            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, and the Gold Chalk Award for Teaching Excellence. He is an experienced events adjudicator, guest conductor, and guest clinician, having worked with bands across the United States.