Dr. Jonathan Caldwell

Dr. Jonathan Caldwell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Virginia Tech where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches music education and conducting courses. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Dr. Caldwell served as the interim Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music in instrumental conducting from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to beginning graduate studies, Dr. Caldwell taught at Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina. As the director of the band program, he oversaw two concert bands and the marching band while also teaching Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. The Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble (Raleigh, NC), under his direction, won the Youth Open division at the 2008 and 2009 North American Brass Band Association competitions.

Dr. Caldwell’s conducting teachers include Michael Haithcock, Michael Votta, Jerry Schwiebert, James Ross, and Tonu Kalam. He has studied horn with Gregory Miller, Kimberly Van Pelt, Andrew McAfee, and Pamela Halverson. Dr. Caldwell is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Alpha Rho), Tau Beta Sigma (Beta Eta), Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.