The MSU College of Music’s Wind Symphony, conducted by Kevin Sedatole, director of bands is slated to perform at the 2007 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic on Sat., Dec. 22, in Chicago at the Hilton Towers International Ballroom.
The Midwest Clinic is the world’s largest instrumental music education conference, which draws about 15,000 attendees annually from all 50 states and 40 other countries.
“It is truly an honor for our band to represent Michigan State University at the Midwest Clinic,” said Sedatole. “Our group was the only university band selected to perform at this prestigious conference.”
The program, scheduled for 11 a.m., will feature several recent works, including Slalom by Carter Pann, and Wild Nights! by Frank Ticheli, as well as more well known works like Wagner’s Trauersinfonie. The concert will wrap up with Donald Grantham’s Starry Crown, which was commissioned earlier this year by a consortium of university and high school bands and their supporters. It is dedicated to John Whitwell, MSU’s director of bands emeritus, for his career-long service to music education.
The 60-member Wind Symphony is the university’s premiere band ensemble made up of the most outstanding wind, percussion, keyboard, and harp majors in the College of Music, who are selected by audition.