Richard Wyman

Richard WymanThe Great American Community Band Conductor, 2023

Richard E. Wyman is the former Assistant Director of the United States Coast Guard Band, where he regularly conducted throughout the United States and abroad in concert tours of Japan and Taiwan, and led the Band’s educational initiatives. He also served as the Band’s producer for ten CDs and two White House "Pageant of Peace" PBS specials.

Dr. Wyman is now the Executive Director of the Community Music School in Centerbrook, CT and Music Director of the MetWinds (Metropolitan Wind Symphony) of Boston. He enjoys working with musicians of all ages, regularly appearing as clinician and guest conductor with a variety of school and honor festival ensembles. Wyman’s work as a saxophonist earned two year-long residency grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four performance visits to the White House, an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and employment at Disney World and Busch Gardens (FL). He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut, University of Illinois, and Eastman School of Music.

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