Music Bldg, Room 141
Yudai Ueda is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Arizona. In this position, his responsibilities include music and marching instruction, drill design, arranging, directing performances, and student leadership training for the Pride of Arizona Marching Band and Pep Band. He also teaches undergraduate conducting, independent study (private conducting lessons), and marching band techniques in the Fred Fox School of Music and serves as a guest conductor for the University of Arizona concert ensembles. Ueda organizes and administers the annual U of A Band Day (a high school marching band festival), U of A Band Conducting Workshop, and U of A Regional Etude Workshop, and frequently travels to public schools for clinics, recruitment, and outreach activities.
Ueda received his Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting and Bachelors of Music Education from Northern Arizona University. As a conducting graduate assistant, he assisted the NAU Lumberjack Marching Band and Pep Band, conducted the Wind Symphony and NAUTEE (NAU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble) as a graduate conductor, co-directed the Collegiate Band, and organized chamber wind groups and new music ensembles. His teachers include Daniel Schmidt (conducting), Alexander Lapins, Kent Eshelman, Christian Carichner (tuba), and Bruce Reiprich (composition).
Ueda’s public school experiences include teaching elementary music in Mesa, Arizona and high school marching bands in Chandler and Tucson, Arizona. He also has experience teaching for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps as a brass instructor.