Brian Hughes

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"(His) conducting technique borders on the brilliant. This is true of both his baton work and his rehearsal style. Brian is fully capable of comparison with any conductor I have worked under, no matter the group, no matter the level of performers."  ~ Paul T. Henley, Ph.D. (TX)


"And thanks for the performances! So fine. Especially the Elgar, which was magical. No exaggeration to say your ensemble plays as well as any orchestra. I very much enjoyed watching you conduct. The music inhabiting every gesture, every look that passed across your face. And the rhythm always somewhere, leaving no doubt (and also no tension) about where eighth notes should come." -- Greg Sandow, music critic, Adjunct Instructor, The Juilliard School 


"You achieve a gorgeous, sonorous sound, with dramatic contrasts...Your body language, and especially the range of facial expressions, is perfect... Congratulations on your tremendous achievement...How fortunate they (the Quad City Wind Ensemble) are to have such an educated superior conductor." -- The judges of the American Prize 2016-17


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I, Too Sing America

Black History Month: 3:00 PM Allaert Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University