Director Bio





                                                                            Music Director JUAN GALLASTEGUI

Dr. Juan Gallastegui became the Music Director of the Rockville Concert Band (Rockville, MD) in September of 2020.  He was initially selected as the Associate Music Director in January of 2019.  He is also Conductor of the Prince William Youth Orchestra (Woodbridge, VA) and Director of Bands at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington D.C. He has conducted the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra (Ashburn, VA), the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington D.C. and it is currently Guest Conductor of the DC String Workshop Wind Ensemble (D.C.)

Gallastegui has attended numerous conducting and professional development workshops as an active participant, including “Pershing’s Own,” Bard College’s Conductors Institute Summer Orchestra, the First International Conducting Workshop “San Lorenzo del Escorial” with Jorma Panula, and the First Smoky Mountains International Conducting Workshop and Competition (NC) and the Bouquet Kiev Stage (Ukraine).

His main conducting teachers and workshop mentors include Harold Farberman, Jorma Panula, Lawrence Golan, Mark Gibson, and Leon Botstein, and Dr. Laurence Wallach in composition.

Gallastegui has an outstanding performance history as a euphonium player, playing principal and soloist for several wind bands in Spain. He was also a participant in concerts with the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Festival and New York Wind Symphony. He formerly served as a Brass and Musicianship Instructor at Bard College Preparatory Division and as a Brass Specialist at Red Hook High School, both in NY.

Gallastegui holds a Ph.D. in Music History (University of La Rioja), Master in Music in Orchestral Conducting (Bard College, NY) and a Masters in Education (University of Cantabria). Previously, he earned a B.A. in Musicology (University of La Rioja, Spain) and a double B.M in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy of Tuba (Navarre Conservatory). Among other awards, Dr. Gallastegui was a “Rafael Del Pino Foundation” Scholarship Recipient in 2014.

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