Dr. Catherine Rand
4/30, 5/1 & 5/2
Dr. Catherine Rand is the Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she conducts the Wind Ensemble, and teaches graduate conducting. Prior to her collegiate teaching career, Dr. Rand taught band and orchestra for 15 years in the Florida public school system. Active in scholarly and creative endeavors, Dr. Rand has presented workshops to music educators in the United States and abroad including Ecuador, Columbia, Austria, Singapore and Panama. She has conducted numerous honor bands and All-State ensembles and is published in A Composer’s Insight and the Teaching Music Through Performance series. Under her direction, the USM wind ensemble was chosen to perform at the CBDNA National Conference in Arizona in February 2019. Dr. Rand maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Her professional affiliations include the CBDNA, NBA, College Music Society, Women Band Director’s International and NAfME.