JONATHAN CALDWELL is Assistant Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Assistant Professor of Conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, and is associate conductor of the UNCG Wind Ensemble. Prior to his appointment at UNCG, Caldwell held positions at Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, and Garner Magnet High School (Raleigh, NC), and conducted the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble.
Ensembles under Caldwell’s guidance have performed at the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference, the National Band Association–Wisconsin Chapter Convention, and in Carnegie Hall. His writings have been published in the Journal of Band Research and the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He has given presentations at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, national CBDNA conferences, and the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference.
Caldwell received a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music in instrumental conducting from the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Caldwell’s conducting teachers include Michael Haithcock, Michael Votta, Jerry Schwiebert, James Ross, and Tonu Kalam. He has studied horn with Gregory Miller, Kimberly Van Pelt, Andrew McAfee, Pamela Halverson, and Alan Mattingly.
Caldwell currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Conductors Guild. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Alpha Rho), Tau Beta Sigma (Beta Eta), Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.