Composer of the Month February 2017 Oliver Waespi Oliver Waespi completed his studies in composition at the Musikhochschule Zürich under the tutelage of Gerald Bennett and Andreas Nick. He attended the Royal Academy of Music in London and the masterclasses of Simon Bainbridge, Sylvia Caduff, Peter Maxwell Davies, Brian Elias, Klaus Huber, Alfred Reed as well as Michael Rose at the Vanderbilt University/USA. His music has been performed in many European countries, in Australia, Japan, Singapore and the USA. Also at the Schweizerischen Tonkünstlerfest, the George Enescu Festival and various WASBE World Conferences. Interpreters of his [...]
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Composer of the Month January 2017 Dana Wilson The works of Dana Wilson have been commissioned and performed by such diverse ensembles as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Formosa String Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Buffalo Philharmonic, Xaimen Symphony, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Syracuse Symphony, and Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Solo works have been written for such renowned artists as hornists Gail Williams and Adam Unsworth, clarinetist Larry Combs, trumpeters James Thompson and Rex Richardson, and oboist David Weiss. He has received grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the [...]
Composer of the Month December 2016 Luis Serrano Alarcón Born in Valencia in 1972, Luis Serrano Alarcón is one of the most outstanding Spanish composers. His works have been performed in over 30 countries, has been invited to conduct his own music in Spain, Italy, Singapore, USA, Colombia and Hong Kong and has received commissions from major organizations and groups like the Instituto Valenciano de la Música, International Band Competition Villa de Altea, Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Música of Valencia, Saint Thomas University (Minnesota, USA), The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) and the Hong Kong Band Directors [...]
Composer of the Month November 2016 Professor Adam Gorb Adam Gorb (born 1958) studied Music at Cambridge University and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated with the highest honours including the Principal’s Prize, in 1993. His compositions include orchestral, ensemble, chamber, solo and choral works, and have been performed, broadcast and recorded worldwide. In the UK his compositions have had performances at contemporary music festivals in Huddersfield, Cheltenham, Hampstead and Highgate, Spitalfields and Canterbury, and he has had concerts entirely devoted to his music in the UK, the USA and [...]
Dear Student Composers - by Brett Abigaña When I was in eighth grade, I got an idea during 1st period science, and wrote it down. Much to Mr. Zeigler’s dismay, it had nothing to do with pond biology. No, it actually turned into a tiny little... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD
Approaching a Composer - Fear Not! - by Dennis Johnson As a student, percussionist and wind band nerd at the University of Michigan in the late sixties, I was fortunate to come in contact with many impressive composer’s who visited the campus. Dr. Revelli... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD
An Extended Interview with Tim Reynish - by Brett Abigaña Tim Reynish, in short, doesn’t really need an introduction. He is one of the founders of WASBE, a brilliant wind, orchestral, and operatic conductor, a regular commissioner of new works from a variety... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD
WASBE 2017 in Utrecht - by Brett Abigaña and Bert Alders Every two years, the international wind band community comes together in a stunning location to celebrate the variety of music for wind band and the wonderful people that continue to perform it. The W... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD
Collaborating on a Commission - by Brett Abigaña Consider a long-term project that will make a lasting impression on your students and our profession. While there are countless ways to encourage life skills through music, one of the most comprehens... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD
Connect...Create...Culminate - by Jacob Polancich Consider a long-term project that will make a lasting impression on your students and our profession. While there are countless ways to encourage life skills through music, one of the most comprehens... WORLD PROJECTS - PDF DOWNLOAD