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Band directors achieve honors at state convention

Three College of Music wind conductors were recognized for their achievements at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention held in July in San Antonio.

Regents Professor of Music Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor of the Wind Symphony, was only the 13th person in more than 60 years to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership to the association as gratitude for a lifetime of support and service to the world of music. Symphonic Band conductor and College of Music Professor Dennis Fisher was named a recipient of the 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award. And Nicholas E. Williams, Concert Band conductor and director of the North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band, conducted the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony before an audience of 2,000 members and students.

Migliaro CorporonAs director of wind studies, Corporon, left, guides all aspects of the program, including the master’s and doctoral degrees in wind conducting. Corporon has recorded more than 600 works, and his groups have released more than 100 recordings. Corporon has been a primary contributor of recordings and written content for the highly successful Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series of books and music CDs, which guides band directors in teaching musical concepts through repertoire for wind band.

Dennis FisherFisher, right, has a wide variety of experience and expertise as a conductor, arranger, clinician and consultant. Currently a principal guest conductor of the Volga Band, a professional wind band in Saratov, Russia, he has appeared throughout the United States and internationally in Thailand, Japan, Europe, Canada, Brazil and other locations. Fisher has recorded extensively on the Mark, Klavier and G.I.A. labels with the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony.

Nick WilliamsWilliams’ work with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra exemplifies the type of professional development work UNT music faculty carry out in arts organizations throughout the Metroplex. Williams, left, is also a frequent conductor and guest conductor for the Dallas Wind Symphony and Dallas Wind Symphony Brass Choir. He is a clinician, conductor, adjudicator, consultant and arranger who works in the United States, Canada, Australia and Asia. He been involved with recordings on the Klavier, Mark, G.I.A. and UNT labels.

- Margarita Venegas, News Promotions

Posted on: Thu 08 August 2013

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