Lee’s School of Music to present wind ensemble concert

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The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble.

The evening’s performance will feature a variety of original international group works including “Tocatta Marziale” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “The Crusader” by John Philip Sousa, the exciting “Gallop” by Alfred Reed and “Corale and Alleluia ”by Howard Hanson. a favorite of Dr Holsinger.

The concert will also include music by Larry Daehn, Dr Holsinger, Czechoslovak composer Vaclav Nehlybel and Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

The Lee University Wind Ensemble is committed to providing the highest level of performance in instrumental ensemble literature for wind and percussion. This is a non-touring ensemble that performs for special concerts on Lee’s campus throughout the year.

In addition to his university education, Dr. Holsinger spends time as a visiting clinician, composer, and conductor throughout the United States. He has performed as a guest composer / conductor at over 60 major universities and colleges and has had the opportunity to conduct honorary high school orchestras in 37 states. He has also received many important awards, such as the Ostwald Award from the American Bandmaster’s Association for his compositions and the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmaster of the Year Award.

Dr. Holsinger received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas, an Honorary Doctorate from Gustavus Adolphus College, his Master of Arts from Central Missouri State University, and his Bachelor of Music Education from Central Methodist College.

“It will be a busy week for our Wind Ensemble members,” said Dr Holsinger. “It starts with our fall concert, followed by the reception of the honorary group from the university’s high school, then the performance as part of a” collage “concert for the guest musicians, which is open to the public.”

The Mardi Wind Ensemble concert is free, without ticketing, and everyone is welcome. It will also be available via livestream at livestream.com/leeu.

For more information, contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

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