Meet the Directors

2019-20 Directors

Timothy Cantway

Advanced Band Director

Tim is a senior music performance major from Blaine, MN who lives in Keenan hall. He enjoys playing in many band ensembles, including Symphonic Winds, Orchestra, and MOBB (Notre Dame’s New Orleans Brass Band). Tim has deeply enjoyed working as a mentor, and he is excited to pass on his love for music as a director this season.

Sean Ford

Advanced Band Director

Sean is a sophomore Business and Music major with a minor in Musical Theatre from Tinley Park, Illinois. He plays Falto in the Band of the Fighting Irish and Hockey Band as well as French Horn in Symphonic Winds and the ND Symphony Orchestra. He’s loved working as a mentor and is eager to spread his love of music through his new role as a BandLink director!

Brendan Hogan

Intermediate Band Director

Brendan is a senior business analytics and peace studies major from Plymouth, Michigan. He is a member of the trumpet section in the Band of the Fighting Irish, and is also involved in Symphonic Winds, Trumpet Choir, and Hockey Varsity Band. Brendan is excited to continue to spread his love of music through the Bandlink program this year!

Kiera Mallinson

Intermediate Band Director

Bio Coming Soon!

Erin Swope

Beginning Band Director

Erin is a junior Accounting and International Economics major from Milton, Wisconsin. She is a member of the saxophone section in the Band of the Fighting Irish, and is also involved in Symphonic Winds, Saxophone Choir, and Hockey Varsity Band. Erin is very excited to share her love of music through the Bandlink program this year and loves working with first time musicians!

Sam Miller

Beginning Band Director

Sam is a junior English Literature and Secondary Education major with minors in English Writing and Intercultural Studies from Washington D.C. She is a member of the trumpet section in the Band of the Fighting Irish, and is also involved in University Band, Trumpet Choir, and Basketball Band. Sam is excited to share her love of music and education through the Bandlink program this year as a director. She loved working as a mentor these past two years and is thrilled to embark on a new journey teaching novice musicians!