Lindsay Bronnenkant


Lindsay Bronnenkant is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Wind Conducting at the University of Michigan. Prior to studying at Michigan, Lindsay served as Director of Bands at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester, where she led the Concert Band, Middle School Band, and Jazz Ensemble and taught History of Rock ‘n’ Roll and general music. She also served as Director of the University of Rochester Pep Band, Director of the Newark High School Parade Band, and Interim Conductor of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra. Each summer Lindsay assists with a week-long high school wind ensemble workshop hosted by the Eastman Community Music School. A composer, Lindsay has had the opportunity to guest conduct several college, high school, and community ensembles throughout western New York on original works. She was awarded the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Mike Moss Conducting Grant in 2016. 

Lindsay is an alumnus of Nazareth College (B.M. Music Ed., 2014), where she received awards for Excellence in Instrumental Conducting and Excellence in Student Teaching (Band). Prior to her musical studies, she also studied science at the University of Rochester (B.S. Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2010). Her undergraduate conducting mentors include Dr. Jared Chase, Mrs. Nancy Strelau, and Dr. Mark Scatterday.

Michael Haithcock assumed his duties as Director of Bands and Professor of Music (Conducting) at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2001 following twenty-three years on the faculty of Baylor University. Following in the footsteps of William D. Revelli and H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Haithcock conducts the internationally renowned University of Michigan Symphony Band, guides the acclaimed graduate band and wind ensemble conducting program, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Michigan's diverse and historic band program. Ensembles under Haithcock's guidance have received a wide array of critical acclaim for their high artistic standards of performance and repertoire. These accolades have come through concerts at national and state conventions, performances in major concert venues, and recordings on the Albany, Arsis, and Equilibrium labels. Professor Haithcock was selected to conduct the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Bandanna, an opera for voice and wind band, commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association and is a leader in commissioning and premiering new works for concert band. Haithcock has earned the praise of both composers and conductors for his innovative approaches to developing the wind ensemble repertoire and programming. Professor Haithcock is in constant demand as a guest conductor and as a resource person for symposiums and workshops in a variety of instructional settings as well as festival and all-state appearances throughout the country. A graduate of East Carolina University, where he received the 1996 Outstanding Alumni Award from the School of Music, and Baylor University, Haithcock has done additional study at a variety of conducting workshops including the Herbert Blomstedt Orchestral Conducting Institute. The Instrumentalist, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, the School Musician, the Southwest Music Educator, and WINDS magazine have published his articles on conducting and wind literature.