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What Fennell Wanted You To Know: An Inside Look at His Personal Letters, Writings, and Scores

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  • Frederick Fennell, founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, left his personal letters and conductor scores to the Sibley Music Library. Much of this collection has remained unknown to the wind band community. It seems clear that Fennell wanted the collection to be known, he added many biographical comments. While his story has been often told, this session seeks to provide fresh, previously unknown biographical information. Photographic reproductions will be projected and distributed to attendees.
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  • 12/18/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • W181
  • R. Reed Chamberlin serves as Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate conducting, and guides the concert band program. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music where he was the Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, a Fennell Conducting Fellow, and recipient of the Walter Hagen Prize in Conducting. Prior to his appointment at UNR, he served on the faculty of Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, and was a successful high school music teacher in Ohio. His work has been recognized internationally through publication and auditioned conducting symposiums. Notable was the 2008 International Conducting Symposium, sponsored by the National Band Association, and held in conjunction with The Italian Army Band. He has published articles in the National Band Association Journal, the Ohio Music Education Association’s TRIAD, and the WASBE Journal.