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This year's Colorado State University-Pueblo Festival of Winds is out of this world. 'Mare Tranquillitatis' commemorates the 50 anniversary of landing on the moon, while the premier performance of We Choose To Go To Moon' anticipates the growing desire to return to and colonize the moon, said Alan Mills, Festival Director and professor of Music at CSU-Pueblo We are excited to be performing two works by our Composer-In-Residence, Roger Zare, at Festival this year. CSU-Pueblo's Department of Music is hosting event that represent 44 High Schools across Colorado as part of 12 annual Festival of Winds, Thursday through Saturday. The event, which has grown from one Honor Band to be the largest such annual event in Colorado, brings in more than 350 high school students from across the State to Belmont Campus. The three-day event will feature four High School Honor Band as well as a world premiere Performance written by Zare, instructional assistant professor of Music theory and composition at Illinois State University, and performed by University Wind Ensemble. The concert will be performed in Hoag Recital Hall from 10: 45 am to noon on Saturday. The concert is free. In addition to four Music Director-recommend High School Honor Bands, festival also features master classes, graduate credit for participating Directors and exhibition concerts by Heritage High School Concert Band at 4 pm on Thursday. The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band Concert is set for 7: 30 pm Thursday, and the Top of Hill Director's Band is set for 10: 15 am Friday. Each of these concerts is free and will take place in Hoag Recital Hall. Pueblo South, East, Central, Centennial, Pueblo County and Pueblo West High Schools will participate, as will students from Canon City and Florence High Schools. Students are selected through recommendation by their High School Band teachers. This year's event brought in over 550 Director recommendations from across the State. This year's guest conductors include Ken Singleton, Director of Bands emeritus, University of Northern Colorado; Yixin Wan, associate professor at Nanchang University School of Music in China; Patrick K. Carney, associate professor of Music Education and Director of instrumental Music at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC; and Nikk Pilato, associate Director of Bands at Indiana State University. Honor Bands ' Finale Concert is scheduled to perform at Pueblo Memorial Hall from 4-6: 30 pm on Saturday. Admission for this event is 8 adults; 5 students, seniors, and veterans; and children aged 5 and under are free. Mills says the philosophy of the festival is based on the idea that Band Directors from all high schools know who their deserving students are. It is up to High School Band Directors to recommend up to 15 students for participation. All Directors who submit names are sure to have at least two students selected for participation. Select students are then given performance materials to prepare for their audition, which takes place at the start of the Festival, Mills say.

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Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival is an intense summer program devoted to performance excellence and career development. After many invitations to give masterclasses and career lectures, Imani Winds realized the need to extend the time they devote to passing on their experience as leaders in the Chamber Music community. This, with the ability to invite their esteemed colleagues and mentors, has helped shape what has become a highly successful New York City summer institute and Festival. 2020 celebrate IWCMF's 10 year. Over the course of their 20 + year career, Grammy nominated quintet Imani Winds have discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: sense of connection-with music, performers, composers, artistry and beyond. Extol by Philadelphia Inquirer as what triumph sounds like, Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the Classical Music World through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. The concept of connectivity has led them to program not only music from the traditional Chamber Music canon, but also concerts that reach beyond the usual boundaries of the recital stage. Passion for Bach and Coltrane, concert-length work composed by Imani Winds member Jeff Scott, is an exploration of two genius commonality featuring Wind quintet, string quartet, Jazz trio, and orator. During their multifaceted, two-year Residency at the University of Chicago, Imani Winds created a concert specifically to highlight the rich history of the institution and the City, with a focus on today's social issues featuring a World premiere by Pulitzer Prize winner and Chicago native Henry Threadgill. Upcoming seasons include premieres of three new works: Jessie Montgomerys ' piece inspired by her grandparents ' migration from south to North of the United States; Music from Andy Akiho designed to be played not only on concert stage but also outside of the immigrant detention Center, and Miguel del Aguilas piece about brief Afro-Brazilian nation-state in 1600s Brazil. The wide range of programs offered by Imani Winds demonstrate their mission to expand Wind quintet repertoire. From Mendelssohn, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Igor Stravinsky, to Astor Piazzolla, Elliott Carter and John Harbison, to 21st century greats like Frederic Rzewski, Jason Moran and Simon Shaheen, Imani Winds actively seek to engage new voices into modern Classical idiom. Imani Winds touring schedule has taken them across the globe. At home, group has performed in major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall and Kimmel Center. They are frequently engaged by foremost Chamber Music series in Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Philadelphia and New York, and have also played virtually every major University performing Arts series, including those in Amherst, Stanford, Ann Arbor, Austin, Seattle, Urbana and countless others. Festivals include Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, Virginia Arts Festival, Angel Fire and Ravinia Festival. In recent seasons, group has travelled extensively internationally, with tours in China, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, England, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. Imani Wind seamlessly navigates between Classical, Jazz and World Music idioms.

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Deadlines

MCMF Orchestra Institute accepts talented young wind players for intensive study and performance during the summer Festival. Ranging from pre-college to emerging professionals, accepted instrumentalists are serious musicians who are planning to enter or are in the process of completing a music program at an accredited institution, or are entering the world of professional auditions. The Winds program is aimed at developing necessary skills for achieving success in a career in the symphonic field. All wind students audition upon arrival for placement in the MCMF Symphony Orchestra, which performs multiple symphonic concerts each season. Additional performance opportunities include chamber music concerts and participation in the MCMF Concerto Competition. Wind players receive private lessons and chamber Music coachings with MCMF's esteem faculty and guest teaching artists from such renowned institutions as National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and more. MCMF also conducts master classes and seminars in artistry and career objectives for enterprising wind player. Over the course of the festival, students explore solo technique, chamber and collaborative works, and demanding orchestral repertoire. Full and partial scholarships are available; see below for application information. Miami Music Institute admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, family responsibility, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or religion to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accord or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other Institute-administered programs.

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Additional Dates

Participation in event is limited due to venue availability. Directors of bands considering participation in SWEF should be aware of the fact that submitting a letter of intent does not guarantee performance time and that the following procedure for processing entries will be follow: emailed letter of intent may be submitted as early as January 15 of the year prior to Festival to Music uiltexas. Org. Participant bands will be be determined by rating received at region concert evaluation in the year prior to SWEF. For example, band wishing to participate in 2019 SWEF will become eligible if overall Division I rating is received at region concert evaluation in 2018. Bands wishing to participate in SWEF will be determined based on the date and time that letter of intent is receive. Bands receiving Division I rating will then be officially enter in Festival based on availability of performance times. Entered bands are required to confirm participation by June 1 of the year prior to SWEF. Bands must have the same Director as the year prior to participating in SWEF. Any school that qualifies for SWEF but changes Directors will not be eligible. Official entry forms and entry fees are due by May 1 in the year of partcipation. Additional schools with letters of intent on file will be placed on waitlist. Questions concerning entry procedures are welcome at 471-5883 or Music uiltexas.

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About the Festival

Bassoon Schedule

TimeHigh School BassoonsLocationCollege BassoonsLocation
9-10 a.m.Ryan Reynolds, Masterclass190Visit VendorsCAC Lobby
10-10:30 a.m.Visit VendorsCAC LobbyRyan Reynolds, Masterclass285
10:30-11 a.m.Double Reed Band Rehearsal190
11-11:30 a.m.Guest Artist RecitalSchuster HallGuest Artist RecitalSchuster Hall
Noon-1 p.m.LunchThe HangarLunchThe Hangar
1-2 p.m.Ancient double reed instruments190Ancient double reed instruments190
2-3 p.m.Double Reed Band Rehearsal190Visit VendorsCAC Lobby
3-4 p.m.Visit VendorsCAC LobbyRobyn Dixon-Costa, Alexander Class180
4-5 p.m.Festival RecitalSchuster HallFestival RecitalSchuster Hall

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Clarinet Schedule

TimeHigh School ClarinetsLocationCollege ClarinetsLocation
9-9:30 a.m.Masterclass with Prestige Quartet104Masterclass with Prestige Quartet104
10-10:30 a.m.Visit VendorsCAC LobbyVisit VendorsCAC Lobby
11-11:30 a.m.Guest Artist RecitalSchuster HallGuest Artist RecitalSchuster Hall
Noon-12:30 p.m.Prestige Quartet RecitalSchuster HallPrestige Quartet RecitalSchuster Hall
1-2 p.m.Lunch/Visit VendorsLunch/Visit Vendors
2-2:30 p.m.Clarinet Choir Rehearsal104Clarinet Choir Rehearsal104
3-3:30 p.m.Vandoren Clinic with Shelley Jagow, Ph.D.104Alexander Clinic with Dr. Robyn Dixon-Costa180
3:30-4 p.m.Visit VendorsCAC Lobby
4-5 p.m.Festival RecitalSchuster HallFestival RecitalSchuster Hall
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