Dylan Rook Maddix is the founder and artistic director of the Toronto Winds, host of the podcast The Band Room, and has an active career as an in demand adjudicator, clinician, performer and conductor.
With a passion for music education and community outreach, Dylan maintains a commitment to working with students and community members. He has been a conducting fellow with the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, program assistant of the Hannaford Youth Program, and is now co-manager of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. Dylan has conducted the Northdale Concert Band, Western University New Music, Hannaford Youth Band, Mount Allison University Symphonic Band, New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Bathurst Chamber Festival Orchestra. Most recently, Dylan was appointed Music Director of the Kingston Brass Choir and Milton Concert Band.
As a performer Dylan is active as a freelance trumpet player and chamber musician in Toronto, ON. He is a founding-member of the Vox Aeris Trio and has been a member of the award-winning Weston Silver Band and Toronto Concert Orchestra. The Elysian Duo is Dylan’s latest musical endeavour, an innovative chamber duo he co-founded with classical guitarist James Renwick. The Elysian Duo is breaking new ground through diverse programming, community engagement and the commissioning of new works.
A prizewinner at the 2011 & 2014 National Music Festivals, Dylan has been a featured soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Weston Silver Band, Greater Moncton Chorale and Orchestra, and Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra. His musicality has led him to numerous festivals in Canada and the United States including the Scotia Festival of Music, Charlottetown Festival, North American Brass Band Championships, Indian River Music Festival, Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, Music Fest Canada and the Luminato Festival. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University.