The Concord Band, Music Director
James O’Dell, who became the third Music Director of the Concord Band
after the Band’s 50th Anniversary concert in March 2009, has been
professionally active in instrumental music and music education since 1980.
Mr. O’Dell holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Southern
Oregon University and a Master of Music in Tuba, Euphonium, and Bass Trombone
Performance from the University of Oregon.
His graduate work also included residency at Arizona State University in the
Mr. O’Dell is currently the Associate Dean of the Boston Conservatory, a post he assumed after serving as Director of the Conservatory’s Music Division and most recently Dean ad interim.
He is Associate and Principal Guest Conductor of the Metropolitan Wind
Symphony and past Music Director of the Middlesex Concert Band and the
Southeastern MA Community Concert Band.
Mr. O’Dell has served as Director of Bands at Boston University and
Mansfield University (PA).
He is founder of the New England Collegiate Jazz Festival, Boston Tuba
Christmas, and cofounder of the Boston Tuba Quartet and The Brass