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André de Quadros Class of '69 (Music)

André de Quadros Class of '69 (Music)

Music Conductor

Director, School of Music.
Professor of Music and Chairman, Department of Music Education.
Artistic Director, Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Chairman, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Professor of Music, Music Education Department, Boston University;
Affiliate faculty: African Studies Center;
Center for the Study of Asia;
Global Health Initiative; and Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations

Education
BA, University of Bombay; Diploma of Humanities, La Trobe University; Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance, University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma in Music, Victorian College of the Arts; MEd, La Trobe University; Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Monash University; graduate studies at Universität Mozarteum. He studied violin with Adrian de Mello and conducting with Joachim Buehler and Robert Rosen. DAAD scholarship 1979–1980 for study at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg.

He is chairman of the Board of ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble and a board member of Project STEP, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is Advisor to the Board of the International Federation for Choral Music, member of the Steering Committee of Conductors without Borders Artistic Director of Aswatuna—Arab Choral Festival, and Artistic Director of the Tomohon International Choir Competition, Indonesia. He is a member of the World Choir Council, the chair of the Folklore Commission of the World Choir Games, a member of the honorary advisory board of Interkultur USA, and a member of the advisory boards of the Hellenic American University, in Athens, Greece and of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Educational Inquiry and general editor of the Carmina Mundi series published by Carus Verlag. He edits the following choral series: Music of Asia and the Pacific; Cantemus; and Salamu Aleikum: Choral Music of the Muslim World (earthsongs), and Songs of the World (Hinshaw Music).

Conducting engagements of note include Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Prokofiev Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Baden-Baden Orchester, Shiki Daikunokai Choir and Orchestra (Japan), Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and Kaunas State Philharmonic Choir (Lithuania), Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Massachusetts All-State Chorus. Invited presentations include American Orff Schulwerk Association (Philadelphia), World Symposium of Choral Music (Vancouver), Deutscher Sängerbund (Würzburg), and the National Choral Seminar (Singapore).

His awards include Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President’s Special Commendation for Distinguished Teaching. He is an Accredited Teacher, SEDA (UK) and his prior university appointments include being Associate Professor and Director of Music Performance at Monash University School of Music—Conservatorium, Australia. He is also former Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Festival of Choirs.

As a conductor, speaker, clinician and scholar, he has presented, produced, performed, taught or undertaken fieldwork in over thirty countries. His research interests include cross-cultural studies, post-colonial choral music, music and public health, and multicultural music education.A BA from University of Bombay; Diploma of Humanities, La Trobe University; Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance, University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma in Music, Victorian College of the Arts; Master of Education, La Trobe University; Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Monash University; graduate studies at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
 
He has done his Violin studies with Adrian de Mello; Conducting studies with Joachim Buehler and Robert Rosen. DAAD scholarship 1979-1980 for study at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg. Conducting engagements of note include Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Prokofiev Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Baden-Baden Orchester, Shiki Daikunokai Choir and Orchestra (Japan), Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

He has be invited to give presentations at the American Orff Schulwerk Association (Philadelphia), World Symposium of Choral Music (Vancouver), Deutscher Sängerbund (Würzburg), National Choral Seminar (Singapore). He has conducted the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, 2003. Massachusetts All-State Chorus, 2004.

He has held the position of Associate Professor and Director of Music Performance at Monash University School of Music - Conservatorium, Australia. He has been awarded the Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President's Special Commendation for Distinguished Teaching. He is also an accredited Teacher, SEDA (UK).
 
A former Artistic Director with Melbourne International Festival of Choirs. Editor, Music of Asia and the Pacific, Earthsongs, Oregon and Songs of the World, Hinshaw Music, North Carolina. Board member, International Federation for Choral Music, and Chair of its Multicultural and Ethnic Commission. Board member: Project STEP, Boston Baroque, American Choral Directors Association (Massachusetts). Member, Editorial Committee, Music Education International (International Society for Music Education journal). Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Educational Inquiry. Member, Advisory Board, Boston University Center for Excellence in Teaching. Present position, 2001.


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