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$130 Early Bird Professional Rate
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Through Dec. 13th
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Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

  • The premiere wind ensemble at Texas Tech University, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of musicians with the highest artistic talent across all age groups. Dedicated to performing a creative diversity of repertoire from early chamber music to works by contemporary art composers, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble has distinguished itself through CBDNA and TMEA featured performances, world premiere recordings on Albany and Naxos, and regular artistic collaborations with renowned composers, scholars and performers. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is one of five concert ensembles at Texas Tech University.
  • 12/22/2018 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Sarah McKoin
  • Dr. Sarah McKoin serves as the Director of Bands, Professor of Music and Chair of the conducting area at Texas Tech University. Her responsibilities include Conductor and Musical Director of the TTU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, administrating the graduate program in wind conducting, pedagogy and wind literature, while overseeing all facets of the university band program which include 5 concert bands, the 400-member Goin’ Band and other athletic bands. Under Dr. McKoin’s direction, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been featured at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, and the College Band Director’s National Association Southwest regional conferences. Dr. McKoin’s ensemble has recorded for Naxos and Albany on world premiere recordings of the wind music of Chen Yi and Narong Prangcharoen and she has been involved in numerous consortiums and premieres of modern wind works. A world premiere recording of Israeli American composer Avner Dorman’s wind music is in the early stages of production. Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Dr. McKoin has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She has worked in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, and Israel where she served as producer for the world premiere recording of Roberto Sierra's Fantasia Correliana with the Castellani-Andriaccio guitar duo and Israeli Chamber Orchestra. Prior to her appointment at Texas Tech, Professor McKoin was the Director of Bands at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and held appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia. Additionally, McKoin spent nine summers in residence on the conducting faculty at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina as the Director of the Transylvania Wind Ensemble and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She has served as President of the Southwest Division of the College Band Director's National Association as well as President of the Big 12 Band Director’s Association. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda and holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.