Dr. Danielle Gaudry is Associate Professor of Music at California State University East Bay where she serves as Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music. She conducts the Wind Symphony and the Chamber Winds, and has conducted the Orchestra, the String Ensemble, the Brass Choir, and the contemporary music ensemble Orchestre dB, in addition to teaching classes in instrumental music education and conducting.
Dr. Gaudry holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting with a Cognate in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Conducting (Band/Wind Ensemble) from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts (Wind Conducting) from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Gaudry taught high school instrumental music in Winnipeg for seven years where her concert bands and jazz bands ranked among the top in the province of Manitoba. In addition, she spent fourteen years serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Captain Gaudry was the Director of Music of the Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles from 2002-2010, successfully leading the band in performances at high-profile international and local military events, as well as producing recordings. For several years, she was also Conducting Instructor at the Canadian Forces Logistic Training Centre, Music Division, at CFB Borden in Ontario. Retaining her military affiliations here in the US, Capt Gaudry was the Associate Conductor with the 38th Infantry Division Band, Indiana National Guard from 2010-2013.
Dr. Gaudry has published on the topics of chamber wind ensemble repertoire as well as the history of early chamber wind ensembles, her main areas of research. She has presented sessions at music conferences throughout the United States and is active as a clinician and adjudicator.