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"Quite impressive. A thoughtful, persuasive mind at work."

- David Katz, Chief Judge,The American Prize Foundation

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Winner - National Conducting Prize

Brian Coffill has been selected as the winner of the 2019-2020 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award for Orchestral Programming. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community. Additional information available here...

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Randolph-Macon College Musical Ensembles Online for Fall 2020

"Our first priority is the safety of our community; therefore, in an abundance of caution, the R-MC Instrumental Ensembles and Choirs will not be making music in person this fall. Together, we will be reinventing the R-MC Instrumental Ensembles and Choirs for Fall Semester 2020, using this opportunity to expand our collective vision, grow our shared musicality, and strengthen our ties as musical collaborators." Additional information available here...

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Research Presentation at National Baseball Hall of Fame​

Brian Coffill was invited to present "Baseball and the Wind Band" at the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 31st Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture in May of 2019. Additional information available here...


Music Education Undergraduate Research Fund Mentorship

"What makes Professor Coffill a great mentor is that he was always there to help me if I needed it, but he also pushed me to figure things out on my own. He encouraged me to trust my intelligence and judgment, which boosted my confidence as a researcher." Additional information available here...

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The Randolph-Macon Ensemble Commissions

Composer Omar Thomas

Brian Coffill and the Randolph Macon Ensemble have joined a national consortium to commission composer Omar Thomas for a poignant new arrangement of the folksong ShenandoahAdditional information available here...


The Randolph-Macon Ensemble Commissions

Composer Michael Gandolfi

Brian Coffill and the Randolph Macon Ensemble have joined a consortium to commission Michael Gandolfi for a flexible-instrumentation arrangement of Vientos y TangosAdditional information available here...

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