Thomas Caneva (DMA ’94)
Caneva conducted the Ball State University (BSU) Wind Ensemble at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Conference in Athens, Georgia, in February 2023. The Wind Ensemble premiered new works by Paul Dooley (“Boom Goes The Dynamite”) and Gilda Lyons (“Cenizas”) at the conference. This marked the third appearance by the Ball State Wind Ensemble at a CBDNA National Conference since 2011. In 2022, the BSU Wind Ensemble performed at the national convention of the American Bandmasters Association. Caneva is currently the Chair of the Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Composition Contest. He has served as Director of Bands at Ball State University since 2006 and held the position of Associate Director of Bands at CU from 1989-1998.

Posted Apr. 25, 2023