Dylan Rook Maddix, a sought-after conductor, clinician, trumpeter and adjudicator, is a second-year doctorate student at Arizona State University pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in wind band conducting. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, he is founder of the Toronto Winds and co-host of The Band Room Podcast.
Maddix served as Professor of Music and head of wind and brass studies at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, where he conducted the wind ensemble, taught music theory, wind/brass methods and pedagogy courses. He rebuilt the wind ensemble program and founded the Cambrian College Wind Conducting Workshop, and was also on the conducting faculty at Laurentian University.
He maintains a commitment to working with young people and the community and has been music director of the Milton Concert Band and the Northern Brass Choir, a conducting fellow with the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, program assistant of the Hannaford Youth Program and is currently manager of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. He conducted the Royal Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Northern Ontario Honour Band, Halifax Community Band Festival, Northdale Concert Band, Western University New Music, Hannaford Youth Band, Mount Allison University Symphonic Band, Kingston Brass Choir and Bathurst Chamber Festival Orchestra.
Maddix was the conducting/music consultant for Netflix’s Umbrella Academy and Global TV’s Private Eyes and has performed with artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, The Video Games Live Orchestra, Johnny Reid, The Broadway Tenors, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Hogtown Brass Quintet and Vox Aeris Trio.
A 2011 and 2014 Canadian National Music Festival prizewinner, he has been a featured soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Weston Silver Band, Greater Moncton Chorale and Orchestra and Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra. Maddix holds a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University.