WMU News

School of Music sponsors annual Spring Conference

April 2, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The School of Music at Western Michigan University presents the 35th annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music in Miller Auditorium and the Dalton Center on Friday, April 4.

Each year the conference focuses on a guest composer/conductor whose works are featured during the conference. This year's featured artist is composer David R. Holsinger.

The day's activities include concerts by two guest high school bands and a performance by the David Holsinger All-Star Band, which will be conducted by the composer. This year's guest bands are the Olivet High School Band, conducted by David E. Funk, and the Troy High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Brian P. Nutting. Olivet will perform at 1 p.m. and Troy at 2:45 p.m., both in Miller Auditorium.

The Spring Conference is a day-long event presented each year to "promote the performance, understanding, and composition of quality wind and percussion music." The event is free and is open to music educators, high school and college students, parents, and anyone interested in band music.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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