Dr. John D. Pasquale is a member of the conducting faculty at the University of Michigan serving as Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands and the Donald R. Shepherd Assistant Professor of Conducting. In this position, he directs and oversees the athletic band program, conducts the University Band, guest conducts the Symphony Band, Symphony Band Chamber Winds and Concert Band, and teaches classes in rehearsal pedagogy and wind literature. Prior to this appointment, Pasquale served as the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Michigan.
Receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Oklahoma in 2008, Pasquale served as a conducting associate to the Wind Symphony, Opera Orchestra, "The Pride of Oklahoma" Marching Band, New Century Ensemble, Faculty Composer Concert Series, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and the Weitzenhoffer Family Department of Musical Theatre. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor and graduate teaching assistant within the Music Education Department. He holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
In the genre of marching and pageantry arts, Dr. Pasquale serves as an ensemble music consultant to the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from Boston, Massachusetts. He held positions of Associate Brass Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California, and ensemble music instructor of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. Through his teaching at the Cavaliers, Pasquale was a contributor to the instructional DVD entitled, The Cavaliers Brass: From the Concert Hall to the Football Field, which has been met with international acclaim. During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers were named Drum Corps International World Champions three times and received two Jim Ott Awards for "Excellence in Brass Performance."
Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Pasquale conducted an internationally recognized and competitive middle school wind ensemble holding the position of Director of Bands at Griffin Middle School in The Colony, Texas, within the Lewisville Independent School District.
Dr. Pasquale is in demand as a conductor, clinician, pedagogue, and adjudicator in band and orchestra programs throughout the United States and Europe.