University of Wisconsin-Superior
Holden Fine Arts Center 1100
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Tri-State Band Festival
Each fall more than 100 of the Northland's best high school musicians gather at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for the Tri-State Honor Band Festival.
The musicians spend the day working with music faculty and guest clinicians. That evening they join university musicians in performing a public concert in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
For more information about the Tri-State Honor Band Festival, contact the UW-Superior Music Department at (715) 394-8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Conductor: David R. Gillingham
David Gillingham earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the PhD in Music Theory/Composition from Michigan State University. Dr. Gillingham has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire. His commissioning schedule dates well into the first decade of the 21st century. His numerous awards include the 1981 DeMoulin Award for Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble and the 1990 International Barlow Competition (Brigham Young University) for Heroes, Lost and Fallen. Dr. Gillingham's works have been recorded by Klavier, Sony, Mark, White Pine, Naxos, Summit, and Centaur. His works are regularly performed by nationally recognized ensembles including the Prague Radio Orchestra, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, The University of Georgia Bands, North Texas University Wind Ensemble, Michigan State University Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, University of Oklahoma Wind Ensemble, Florida State Wind Ensemble, University of Florida (Miami) Wind Ensemble, University of Illinois Symphonic Band, Illinois State Wind Symphony, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble. Also, nationally known artists, Fred Mills (Canadian Brass), Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony) and Charles Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) have performed works by Dr. Gillingham. Over sixty of his works for band, choir, percussion, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments are published by C. Alan, Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Music for Percussion, Carl Fischer, MMB, T.U.B.A, I.T.A., and Dorn. Dr. Gillingham is a Professor of Music at Central Michigan University and the recipient of and Excellence in Teaching Award (1990), a Summer Fellowship (1991 and a Research Professorship (1995). He is a member of ASCAP and has been receiving the ASCAP Standard Award for Composers of Concert Music since 1996.
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