Associate Professor, Director (Wind Orchestra)
Conductor and pedagogue Dr. Danielle Gaudry is a celebrated ensemble director, clinician, and adjudicator across North America. Her scholarly pursuits have resulted in publications on the topics of chamber wind ensemble repertoire as well as the history of early chamber wind ensembles. Throughout her career as a music educator and leader at all levels, Dr. Gaudry has consistently advocated for building community through inclusive practices and championed repertoire from underrepresented voices. She has presented sessions on various topics at distinguished international music conferences.
In 2023, Dr. Gaudry was appointed to the McGill University Schulich School of Music as Director of the Wind Orchestra, Associate Professor of Instrumental Conducting (Wind Orchestra and Community Engagement). Prior to her position at McGill, Dr. Gaudry was Associate Professor of Music at the California State University, East Bay where she was Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music from 2013-2023. Originally from Winnipeg, Dr. Gaudry taught high school instrumental music for seven years. She proudly served as a musician and conductor in the Canadian Armed Forces for fourteen years. Her military experience included appointments as Director of Music of the Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and also as Conducting Instructor at the Canadian Forces Logistic Training Centre, Music Division, at CFB Borden. Retaining her military affiliations in the US, Captain Gaudry was the Associate Conductor with the 38th Infantry Division Band, Indiana National Guard for three years.
Dr. Gaudry earned 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 from The Pennsylvania State University. She also holds 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. At home, Danielle and her husband Jordan, a musicologist, maintain a fast-paced life with their two sets of energetic twin boys. When she has a moment to herself, she loves running and reading.