Coastal Honor Band & SCHOLARSHIP FESTIVAL
The sixth annual Coastal Honor Band & Scholarship Fesitval will be held on the CCU campus on December 5-7, 2013. Band members in grades 8-12 (all participants must have at least two years of experience) are invited to campus for a three day event with guest clinicians and conductors (see bios below). Students will be placed, by audition, into the Festival Wind Ensemble or the Coastal Honor Band. Interested seniors will have the opportunity to audition for scholarships, with awards made at the final concert of the weekend.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS: Approximately 150 students will be selected by a committee of University Bands faculty. Information included on the student application (resume) and the band director's recommendation will be the primary criteria used to select participants. In most cases, the student resumes and band director recommendations are the sole source of information from which the committee will make the final selections. Students and directors are encouraged to complete the resume and recommendation in detail and be sure that the required information is submitted prior to the close of registration. Each director who submits a nomination is guaranteed that at least one student from each school will be selected to participate in the Festival. .
HOUSING/MEALS/FEES: For the 2013 Coastal Honor Band & Scholarship Festival, students chosen to participate will be required to pay a participation fee of $40, which includes admission to all clinics and concerts. This participation fee will be due AFTER students have been notified that they have been selected to participate in the Festival. The Coastal Honor Band & Scholarship Festival provides a housing/meal plan for interested students for a nominal fee.
ACADEMIC TESTING: Students should not schedule to take the SAT or ACT on Saturday December 7, 2013 as this will conflict with the final day of the Coastal Honor Band & Scholarship Festival.
Rodney Winther (Festival Wind Ensemble)
RODNEY WINTHER is Professor Emeritus of Music and recently retired after fourteen years (1997-2011) as Director of Wind Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His duties at CCM included conducting the Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds and the CCM Chamber Players, while also teaching Masters and Doctoral students in Wind Conducting. Prior to his appointment at CCM, he served for fifteen years (1982-1997) as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Ithaca College's School of Music, where he brought the IC Wind Ensemble to international attention through their concerts, tours and recordings. Mr. Winther’s frequent appearances as guest conductor and clinician have taken him across the United States and abroad, including England, Ireland, the Republic of Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Venezuela and Canada. He has worked with many of the world’s finest wind bands and ensembles, including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, eighthblackbird, Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Summit Brass, concert:nova, The U.S. Navy Band, The U.S. Naval Academy Band, Taiwan Wind Ensemble, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Winds, Kent Youth Wind Orchestra (England), World Youth Wind Symphony (Interlochen) and the Taller para Bandas del Tachira (Venezuela). His conducting workshops, both in the United States and abroad, have been critically acclaimed, helping young conductors around the world for the past thirty years. Mr. Winther's conducting workshop in Taiwan is an annual event that has helped to transform the face of wind conducting in that country, and is sponsored jointly by KHS International Music Group and Shih Chien University. His workshops and concerts in Venezuela were recently recognized when he was awarded the Manuel Felipe Rugeles Medal of Honor by the Governor of the State of Tachira. The Medal of Honor is Tachira’s highest cultural award and Professor Winther is the first American to receive this honor. He was previously given the Otorga Botón Honor al Mérito in recognition of his contributions in music. In the summer of 2005, he and CCM were awarded the 14th WASBE Convention, which was held in Cincinnati in July of 2009. In addition, he was elected to the International Board of Directors of WASBE, whom he served for six years. He has been a leader in the commissioning and performing of new works for the wind band, including premiere performances and recordings by such distinguished composers as Karel Husa, Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, Dana Wilson, David Amram and Adam Gorb, among numerous others. His two recordings with the CCM Wind Symphony on the NAXOS label feature world premieres of works by Bruce Adolphe and Samuel Adler, with the Adolphe recording being awarded a Grammy for “Producer of the Year”. Equally impressive reviews have been written about his two CD set of Karel Husa’s works on Mark Records with the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble. He has been invited to conduct at numerous conventions, including the 2009 Midwest Clinic, as well as the 2011 Manitoba (Canada) Music Educators Association Conference, the 2011 Society for American Music National Conference, 2007 National CBDNA Convention (University of Michigan), 2007 International WASBE Convention (Ireland), 2008 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, International Women’s Brass Conference, 2002 50th Anniversary of the Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester), 2000 National MENC Convention (Washington D.C.), the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, the International Saxophone Convention (Montreal), the International Saxophone Symposium of the U.S. Navy Band, the National Saxophone Alliance, the National Trumpet Guild, the Eastern Trombone Workshop of the U.S. Army Band and the 1995 and 1997 BASBWE conventions in England. His book - An Annotated Guide to Wind Chamber Music - has been hailed as a much needed and valuable resource in this ever-growing area. Both this book and his new edition of Ruth Gipps Seascape have been published by Warner Brothers Publications/Alfred Music as part of the Donald Hunsberger Wind Band Library. His reputation and experience recently resulted in his being elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, in addition to his inclusion in “Who’s Who in Fine Arts Higher Education”.
JOSHUA V. HINKEL serves as Director of Bands at Ashley Ridge High School. Ensembles under his direction have received superior ratings at festivals as well as numerous regional, state and circuit championships. Before coming to Ashley Ridge, Mr. Hinkel served as Director of Bands at Lake View High School in Lake View, South Carolina and Director of Bands at R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, South Carolina. In constant demand as a composer and arranger, his works can be heard from concert halls of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. to the performing venues of Drumcorps International (DCI), Winter Guard International (WGI) and Bands of America (BOA). Currently, he is the brass composer/arranger for the Coastal Surge Drum and Bugle Corps from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Recently, Mr. Hinkel was the staff arranger for the Coastal Carolina University “Spirit of the Chanticleer” Marching Band and brass arranger for the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps from Washington. His other marching music affiliations include the Spirit of Atlanta, the Tampa Bay Thunder as well as numerous high school and college programs throughout the United States. He is also a featured concert band composer with Alfred Publishing from Van Nuys, California. Mr. Hinkel is a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team. He holds the B.M. in Music Education from the University of South Carolina and the M. Ed in Secondary Education from Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Hinkel’s passion is to create new and exciting music for students of all ages in addition to teaching life-skills, leadership and the art of music making. He is also a national board certified teacher (NBCT). His recordings can be found at alfred.com and Tiny Moose Productions.
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