Students and faculty perform side-by-side for an exciting concert

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
Photo of the Western Winds performing on stage with Conductor Scott Boerma.

Western Winds

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Winds will present a varied selection of music from the 19th and 20th centuries at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The ensembles are comprised of faculty and graduate students from the brass, wind and percussion studios in the School of Music at Western Michigan University.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

This exciting program will feature the music of Tippett, Taffanel, Sampson and Bird; and it will feature tuba professor Jacob Cameron and piano professor Yu-Lien The performing Broughton’s "Sonata for Tuba and Piano." Western Winds is conducted by Scott Boerma.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit

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