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Brent Ghiglione

Acting Department Head, Music Department
Associate Professor, Director of Bands

Office: RC 256.4
E-mail: brent.ghiglione@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5542

Research interests
Wind Band repertoire, Conducting, Trumpet performance practices.

Raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Brent Ghiglione started his musical career with the Moose Jaw Lions Jr. Band.  He continued his musical education at the University of Regina where he graduated with a BMusEd. degree. He also completed a Diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in Wind Band Conducting and Repertoire, and obtained his MMusEd from the University of Victoria.  He is quite proud of his first wind band CD entitled New Beginnings which was released October 2010. The bands continue their recording project and will record and release their new CD in May 2014.

After teaching at Campbell Collegiate for 17 years, Brent moved to the University of Regina where he is the Director of Bands for the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.  “Mr. G”, as he is affectionately known, is recognized for setting high expectations for his students. As a trumpet player, he is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and he currently leads The Bob Moyer Big Band and the Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO). Brent initiated the Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO), a professional big band, and the Regina Winds, a semi- professional wind band. Brent has played with the likes of Red Skelton, Bob McGrath, Ice Capades, and Frank Mills.

Brent is also an active clinician and adjudicator, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He is responsible for initiating and coordinating the Prairieland Jazz Camp which moves into its 22nd year. Brent is a member of the Saskatchewan Band Association, the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, the Canadian Music Educators Association, the Canadian Band Association, the American Federation of Musicians (Local 446), the International Trumpet Guild, and the College Band Directors National Association.

ACCREDITATION
  • MMusEd (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria) 2002
  • Diploma in Fine Arts in Wind Band Conducting and Repertoire (University of Calgary) 1991
  • BMusEd (University of Regina) 1984
WORKS OF NOTE
  • Studied conducting with Fred Fennell and Craig Kirchhoff.
  • Conducted Honour Bands in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
  • Concert bands showcased at the prestigious Rocky Mountain Festival in Banff, Alberta in 2002, 2004, and 2005.
  • Jazz ensembles that performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conferences: Washington 1991, San Antonio 1993, Los Angeles 1995, Los Angeles 1999.
  • Trumpet player with the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leader of the Bob Moyer Big Band.
  • 24 years of teaching experience with elementary, high school and community ensembles.