Dr. William H. Silvester has a wide range of experience as a performer,
conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator. His background
includes many years in the public schools at all levels and as a college
band director. He has appeared as a guest conductor throughout the United
States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Silvester’s expertise is in considerable
demand with over 30 guest performances annually. In addition he has
conducted the Russian Army Band, The US Army Band, The US Army Field Band,
and the Marine Band at Quantico.
At The College of New Jersey, Dr. Silvester conducts the Wind Ensemble
and teaches conducting and music education courses. For fifteen years
Dr. Silvester served as the Supervisor of the New Jersey Governor’s
School, Division of Music, (accelerated school for high school students) and
conducted the Governor’s School Wind Ensemble. As an educator, he has
been a member of state music boards in five different states and has been the
Eastern Division Chair of the National Band Association (NBA) and New
Jersey State Chair for over fifteen years. His College of New Jersey bands
have performed at numerous state and national conventions including those
of the Music Educators National Conference and the New Jersey Music
Educators Association. In addition, the Wind Ensemble has performed for the
College Band Directors National Association conventions and has performed
often at venues throughout the eastern United States.
Dr. Silvester is a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters
Association and serves as the permanent conductor of All American Youth
in Concert European touring ensemble.