Gustavus Musicians and Faculty Featured at MMEA Conference Posted on February 20th, 2018 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College Music Department will be well represented this weekend at the  Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic in Minneapolis.

James Patrick Miller

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra performs as a featured ensemble Thursday night (full schedule below), while Director of Jazz Studies Dave Stamps serves as guest conductor of the MBDA 9-10 All-State Jazz Band in concert Friday morning.  On Saturday morning, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Heidi Johanna Miller guest conducts the MN-CBDNA Intercollegiate Honor Band which includes Gustavus first year students Olivia Lutter (clarinet), Abigail Hamvas (clarinet), Jesus Trujillo (bassoon), Emily Hitchings (saxophone), and Thomas Prahl (horn). All performances are free and open to the public.

In addition to the performances, Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, James Patrick Miller will be inducted into Phi Beta Mu – The International Bandmasters Fraternity in a private ceremony Thursday evening. This honor is bestowed upon wind band conductors who are internationally recognized in their field, and membership is only available through nomination. As part of the organization, Miller will be involved in the group’s mentorship program, working with younger conductors as they start their careers. The organization’s Minnesota chapter, which was officially chartered in 1968, has 85 members across the state.

Gustavus at MMEA Performance Schedule
All performances are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 22
7:30 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom
Gustavus Wind Orchestra and University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Wind Symphony

Friday, February 23
10:30 a.m., Room 205, Minneapolis Convention Center
MBDA Jazz Honor Bands
Joan Hutton and Dave Stamps, Directors

Saturday, February 24
9:00 a.m., Room 101A, Minneapolis Convention Center
MN-College Band Directors Association Intercollegiate Honor Band
Heidi Johanna Miller, guest conductor


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