All New England Band Festival

Monday, November 21, 2022

Applications for the 2022 All New England Band Festival are now being accepted.

High School musicians (grades 10-12) recommended by their high school band director are eligible.

The cost for each high school participant is $30.00. This registration fee is payable at the time of the notification of selection and acceptance by the student. There is no registration fee for participating directors.


Festival Conductors

Dr. Daniel D’Addio
Director of Bands and Professor of Music Emeritus
Central Connecticut State University

Dr. D’Addio is Director of the Connecticut Youth Symphony and Capitol Symphonic Winds as well as Trumpet Instructor in Suzuki and Traditional methods at The Hartt School Community Division. He also teaches trumpet and coaches chamber music at The Hartt School in the Collegiate Division. Daniel D’Addio is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Wedge Mouthpiece Endorsing Artist.

Director of Bands and Professor of Music Emeritus Central Connecticut State University

Additionally, he is active as a trumpet soloist and chamber musician. Dr. D’Addio has concertized throughout the United States and Europe performing on concert series in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Vienna, Geneva, and Salzburg. As a chamber musician, he served as an Artist–in–Residence at the Bay View Music Festival. As a soloist, Dr. D’Addio has won several international and national competitions including the 1981 International Music Competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the 1980 International Trumpet Guild Student Solo Competition, and the 1984 Queens Philharmonic Concerto Competition.

Formerly a member of Brass Ring, Dr. D’Addio performed concerts throughout the United States and Europe and participated in chamber music master classes at major American universities. Dr. D’Addio was instrumental in the commissioning and premieres of several Pulitzer Prize winning composers including Jacob Druckman, Ned Rorem, David del Tredici, and Christopher Rouse. As a member of Brass Ring, Dr. D’Addio was a prizewinner at the 1989 Philip Jones International Brass Chamber Music Competition in Barcs, Hungary. He participated in chamber music residencies at the University of Bridgeport and The Hartt School. Dr. D’Addio recorded with the brass quintet on the Crystal label.

Orchestrally, Dr. D’Addio performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra New England, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. D’Addio is Professor Emeritus of Music at Central Connecticut State University He has served on the faculties of The University of Georgia, Otterbein College, The Neighborhood Music School, Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Branford (CT) High School, and has assisted in the trumpet studios of The University of Michigan and The Ohio State University. He has conducted master classes at major universities and colleges throughout the United States and has served as an adjudicator and clinician in a variety of musical and educational settings. As a trumpet pedagogue, he maintains and develops research on warm-up materials for trumpet practice.

Daniel D’Addio holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. He has also studied at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz and Vienna, Austria and the Scola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland as a Fulbright Scholar. His principal teachers are Robert Nagel, Armando Ghitalla, and Dr. Richard Burkart. Additional trumpet studies include study with Raymond Mase, Edward Tarr, Carole Dawn Rinehart, and Frank Kadarabek. Dr. D’Addio has participated in orchestral conducting master classes directed by Harold Farberman, David Stahl, Kenneth Schermerhorn, and Michael Lankaster and wind-band conducting master classes directed by Craig Kirchhof, Jerry Junkin, Dennis Fischer, and Jerry Luckhardt.


Dr. Jared Staub
Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education Plymouth State University

Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education Plymouth State University

Jared Staub is currently the Director of Bands at Plymouth State University where he conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches courses in conducting and instrumental music education, and oversees the applied low brass studio.

Prior to this he served as the Director of Bands at Grand Rapids Community College where he conducted the Wind and Jazz Ensembles and taught courses in music theory and instrumental music education. His public-school teaching experience includes serving for six years as Director of Bands at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana where he oversaw all aspects of a comprehensive high school band program—directing the marching, jazz, and concert bands, and serving as music director for all musical theater productions. Dr. Staub taught in similar capacities in schools in the greater Chicago area.

Committed to the creation of new music for the band medium, he has presented multiple world and Michigan premieres of new music for winds with ensembles at Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan State University. As an orchestrator, he has worked closely with noted American composer Robert Beaser on a wind transcription of his composition “Double Chorus”, currently published by Schott Music, and is currently completing a new transcription of Beaser’s “Evening Prayer”.

In addition, Dr. Staub has presented his work at both the College Band Directors National Association National and Southern Division Conferences, as well as The College Music Society Southwestern and Northwestern Division Regional Conferences. Upcoming engagements include the College Music Society International Conference in Bogatá-Medellín, Colombia, the conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) in Prague, Czech Republic, and the National CMS Conference in Rochester, NY.

A native of Bristol, Connecticut, Jared Staub earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, where he was actively involved in teaching and assisting within all aspects of the band program in the College of Music. He received his Master of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelor of Music Education from Central Connecticut State University. He has professional affiliations with the College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.