Randall Stewart has been active as a conductor of bands and orchestras for two decades. In addition to leading the CUA Wind Ensemble, he is the Director of Bands at Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, and the Music Director of the DC Concert Orchestra. He is also the conductor for the APS Junior Honor Band and is active as a conductor and clinician throughout the region. A specialist in developing ensembles, he led both organizations through a period of growth during the recent pandemic.
Randall is especially committed to American music, with an emphasis on living composers and increasing the diversity of the standard repertoire. He has conducted works from Ives’ Three Places in New England to Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, and led the D.C. premieres of Florence Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America and Valerie Coleman’s Umoja. He has led workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion in band and orchestra programming, while maintaining a commitment to standard American band and orchestral repertoire.
Randall is a low brass specialist and has performed with orchestras and Jazz bands across the mid-Atlantic. As a trained bass/baritone, he was active as a bass chorister for two decades in the Baltimore region, and has conducted operas and musicals by Monteverdi, Mozart, Lehár, and Sondheim.In his spare time, Randall enjoys swimming and distance running, and is developing his gourmet cooking skills for visiting family and friends, as well as his cat, Bella.