After a season-long search, the Seattle Wind Symphony is proud to announce our new Artistic Director and Conductor.
Dr. Wayne Bailey, artistic director and conductor
Wayne Bailey is Professor of Music at Arizona State University where he conducts instrumental ensembles, Lyric Opera Theatre shows, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting. Dr. Bailey also served as the Director of the School of Music at ASU and previously held similar positions at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Texas Tech University, and East Tennessee State University. A trumpeter and band director he has also served on the faculty at the University of Colorado, where he was also Assistant Dean; Hastings College; Alabama State University; and the Howell, Michigan Public Schools.
Dr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Iowa State University, a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in instrumental conducting from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Bailey is the author of five widely used music textbooks, including “Aural Skills for Conductors,” “Teaching Brass; a Resource Manual,” “Conducting; the Art Of Communication,” “In Performance”, and “The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual” which is in its third edition. He has published articles in The Instrumentalist, BD Guide, Band World Today’s Music Educator, The Canadian Band Journal, The Journal of the Association of Concert Bands as well as a number of band and brass arrangements. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the College Band Directors National Association conference, the International Community Band festival in Switzerland, the All-Japan Band Directors Clinic, NFL games, at nationally televised bowl games, and throughout the nation. He has conducted recordings of ensembles in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Former students hold numerous conducting and administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Dr. Bailey lives most of the year in Lacey, Washington with his wife, Gillian. They have two daughters, one a nurse and the other a fashion designer. In spring semesters he returns to Tempe, Arizona to teach at Arizona State University.
Thank You Kennelly Keys
|Seattle Wind Symphony would like to thank Kennelly Keys Music for their generous support and encourage you to patronize them when you need musical supplies or gifts. You can also purchase tickets to our concert at any of their stores.|
On this day, July 25th
- Alfredo Casella, Italian composer, in 1883.
Mozart wrote several concertos for his friend Joseph Leutgeb. These concertos were for the natural horn, the predecessor to the modern French horn.