Brian A. Silvey

Brian A. Silvey
Professor, Director of Bands, Instrumental Music Education
Director of Bands
BME, Morehead State University
MME, Wichita State University
PhD, University of Texas
211 Sinquefield Music Center

Brian A. Silvey (BME, Morehead State; MME, Wichita State; PhD, University of Texas-Austin) is Director of Bands, Professor of Music Education, and Associate Director of the School of Music 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 International Society for Music Education conference in Brisbane, Australia (2022), Clifford K. Madsen Symposium on Research in Music Behavior in Kansas City, Missouri (2022), Society for Music Teacher Education in Greensboro, North Carolina (2021), the Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference (2021), and the College Band Directors National Association conference in Tempe, Arizona (2019). He is published in the Journal of Research in Music EducationInternational Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of MusicBulletin 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, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Research and Issues in Music Education, the Choral Conductor's Companion, and the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. A co-authored book chapter on conducting with Dr. Steven Morrison from Northwestern University was published in the Oxford Handbook of Music Performance in 2022. He currently serves as Editor of the National Association for Music Education journal, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and on the editorial boards of the College Band Directors National Association Research Journal and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education. Dr. Silvey is the Research Grant Chair for the American Bandmasters Association. He previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education and as Editor of the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education.  

His research interests include conducting expressivity and effectiveness, instrumental conducting pedagogy, and preservice teacher preparation. While at the University of Missouri, Dr. Silvey has received the 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, the highest teaching award given to faculty at MU. He is an experienced events adjudicator, guest conductor, and guest clinician, having worked with bands across the United States.