Danh Pham, director of WSU Bands and conductor of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, has been elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
The organization honors outstanding achievement by invitation to membership and strives to enhance wind music by example and leadership. Some 300 conductors and composers throughout the United States and Canada are members.
Election to the American Bandmasters Association is a nearly one-year process that involves being nominated and sponsored by several current members , submission of performance recordings, and a review of professional contributions. Pham joins only a handful of other conductors and composers in the Pacific Northwest to be elected.
Pham’s official induction will take place in March 2024, where he will be invited to conduct a special performance with one of the premiere military bands in Washington D.C.
Other historic names affiliated with the American Bandmasters Association include honorees John Philip Sousa, Frederick Fennell, John Williams, and Ray Cramer.