Claudio Re, is currently serving as the Director of Bands at Bethany College, where he conducts the Concert Band and athletic bands. His academic assignments include, among others, courses in the Music History and Conducting curricula. He is an advocate for universal music literacy, believing that enduring relationships with music and other arts strengthen all relationships, personal as well as professional, and provide avenues for the expression for the artistic self that is inherent in each of us. His strong beliefs regarding the benefits of music’s relationship with the community come from his Italian heritage and long association with Italian community bands. He has appeared as a clinician, lecturer, and guest conductor in Italy and in the United States. His scholarly interests gravitate primarily around theories of canon formation in western art music, and how they apply to conversations regarding standard repertoire for the wind band.
Dr. Re received his diploma in trombone performance from the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia, Italy, a Master of Art in instrumental conducting from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied with Ronald Johnson, and his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Florida. During the 2011-2012 academic year, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Kenyon College in Ohio.