Dana Pradervand-Sedatole (Lansing, Michigan) is in her 36th year of teaching and is currently the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Houston. Pradervand-Sedatole serves as Past President of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). Before coming to the University of Houston, Pradervand-Sedatole was the Director of Bands at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX. During her six-year tenure, the band received numerous awards, including 2nd Runner-Up in the TMEA 6A Honor Band Competition, UIL State Marching Contest qualiﬁer, and a three-time National Wind Band Honoree.
Pradervand-Sedatole began her teaching career as the Assistant Band Director at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, and later became the Director of Bands at Evans Junior High. Pradervand-Sedatole moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1992 to become the Director of Bands at Wood Middle School. While at Wood MS, her Wind Ensemble was a TMEA Honor Band Finalist twice. In 2001, Pradervand-Sedatole was named the Director of Bands at Judson High School in Converse, Texas. During her tenure at Judson, the band enjoyed many successes, including being named an Area Honor Band Finalist, performing at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, and performing at the National Youth Concert in Carnegie Hall.
Pradervand-Sedatole is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a student of Mr. James Sudduth. After completing her degrees, Pradervand-Sedatole began studying with Mr. Eddie Green. Pradervand-Sedatole is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and is currently the conductor of the Michigan State University Spartan Youth Wind Symphony. She maintains professional aﬃliations with the American Bandmasters Association, TMEA, Texas Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. She serves on the Board of Trustees for The Foundation for Music Education.