Musical Director


Rod MacGillivray is a conductor and low brass musician from Bridgewater, NS 
performing on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He holds a Bachelor of Music 
from Mount Allison University, a Masters in Music from Temple University in 
Philadelphia, is completing a doctorate in trombone performance from The 
Ohio State University and has completed graduate studies in wind conducting 
from The University of Alabama. In addition to his duties as the Music Director 
of the Mersey Band, he is the Head Teacher of the Winds, Brass & Percussion 
Department of The Maritime Conservatory of Music in Halifax, NS. He has taught on the faculties of Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio, was the Director of Bands at Adams State College in Colorado, and held a one-year appointment as the music director of the Acadia University Wind and Brass Ensembles