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Carolina Band Festival Honor Bands

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


34th Annual
Carolina Band Festival
and Conductors Conference

Concert Band
Dr. LaToya Webb, Director of Bands
Director, Laurier Wind Orchestra
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Symphonic Band
Dr. Courtney Snyder
Associate Director of Bands
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


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LaToya WebbA native of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. LaToya A. Webb serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion and Director of the Laurier Wind Orchestra in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In this role, she conducts the Wind Orchestra, teaches courses in conducting, clarinet methods, and coaches chamber music ensembles.

Before joining the Laurier Faculty of Music, she served as Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting and Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching academic courses in instrumental conducting, wind band literature, directing the Orange Longhorn Concert Band, and assisting with the marching Longhorn Band. In addition, she served as the Director of the Longhorn Pep Band. Dr. Webb also served as Instructor of Wind Conducting at Auburn and Grambling State University.

Dr. Webb earned her PhD in Instrumental Music Education from Auburn University where she served as a graduate teaching assistant for the band programs and Department of Music. As a graduate student, she was the principal student conductor of the Auburn Symphonic Winds, taught courses in instrumental conducting, woodwind methods, and music appreciation. She earned two master’s degrees, the first from Norfolk State University in Music Education, and the second from George Mason University in Instrumental Conducting. Dr. Webb earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Music and Education from Norfolk State University.

An internationally sought-after educator and conductor, she is an active researcher, presenter, author, adjudicator, and guest conductor and often appears at state, national, and international conferences, and events. Dr. Webb is honored as a 2017 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Mike Moss Diversity Conducting Fellow, a 2018 CBDNA/National Band Association Masterclass Conducting Fellow, a 2019 U.S. Army Band Conducting Fellow, and a 2019 Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute Fellow.

As a passionate advocate for improving educational opportunities through diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, Dr. Webb serves on the Composer Project Advisory Board and as the Special Projects Manager for United Sound, Inc. She is also the Tau Beta Sigma National Vice President for Professional Relations, building relationships within the college band teaching profession. Dr. Webb is co-founder of I See You: Affirming Representation in Music, an organization aimed to affirm Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in all fields of music.

Dr. Webb is an actively involved in several professional organizations and initiatives that support music education and performance.

Courtney SnyderDr. Courtney Snyder is Associate Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan where she conducts the Concert Band, teaches conducting, and conducts the Michigan Youth Symphonic Band. Previously, Snyder served as the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. While in Omaha, she was Music Director for the Nebraska Wind Symphony.  Bands under her direction have been selected to perform at state and regional conferences. An active guest conductor and clinician, Snyder is a contributing author to the recently published book The Horizon Leans Forward… and is published in several journals including Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, several volumes of Teaching Music Through Performance in BandThe Woman Conductor, School Band & Orchestra Magazine, and Association of Concert Bands Journal. She’s received awards from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Association, Women Band Directors International and The American Prize. Prior to directing college ensembles, Snyder taught high school and middle school band and orchestra for six years in the Michigan public schools.  She is a Conn-Selmer clinician and Immediate Past President of Women Band Directors International.


February 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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