Dustin Seifert

Director of Bands, Eastern New Mexico University |

“Franklin exhibits excellent musical instincts, employs wonderful rehearsal techniques, and is a fine young conductor. Friendly, gregarious, selfless, dedicated, and professional, he is future-oriented with fervent reverence for our past and present, and extremely committed to our art form.

I have been extremely impressed with Mr. Piland’s evolution as a composer. He is constantly seeking new scoring opportunities, actively seeks input from the commissioner when a commissioned work is requested, and presents fresh, yet reflective, musical ideas consistently.”