The Concert and Campus Bands present "Wanderlust," a program of music by Ryan George, Nigel Hess, Hiroshi Hoshina, Pierre Leemans, Julie Giroux, Ronald Lo Presti, Steven Reineke, and others.
Mark Tse, Shayna Stahl, conductors
Doug Morin, Lauren Hepburn, and Ross Venneberg, conductors
K2: Julie Giroux
Autobahn: Ryan George
Elegy for a Young American: Robert Lo Presti
Where Eagles Soar: Steven Reineke
Mark Tse is completing his doctoral studies in conducting with Timothy Salzman at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he co-conducts the UW Concert Band and is an assistant conductor to the UW Wind Ensemble. At UW, Tse adjudicates regional festivals, conducts honor bands and masterclass workshops for visiting schools, and coordinates the Pacific Northwest Band Festival. He also managed the 2016 Wind Ensemble trip to Shanghai and Beijing, where he guest conducted the Washington Chamber Brass with the UW Wind Ensemble. In the 2016 American Prize competition, he won 3rd place for community band wind ensemble conducting, and an Honourable Mention for college/university wind ensemble conducting. In 2015, he won 2nd placefor college/university wind ensemble conducting.
Tse holds a Bachelor of Music in music education and a Bachelor of Education in instrumental music from the University of Toronto. In his final years of teaching, Tse obtained a Masters of Music in music education and subsequently completed coursework for a Doctorate of Philosophy in music education from the University of Western Ontario. While at UWO, he wrote and conducted arrangements for the El Sistema Aeolian Orchestras and the UWO Chamber Orchestra, as well as guest-conducted the UWO Symphonic Band.
After being chosen by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to be one of five Eastman School of Music workshop participants to conduct them at a concert, Tse left his doctoral studies to start a Masters of Music in wind ensemble conducting with Charles Peltz at the world-renowned New England Conservatory in Boston. While there, he has premiered numerous new works by students and award-winning composer Thomas Oboe Lee, and guest conducted the NEC Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. Tse also helped organize the College Band Directors National Association's regional conference “Crossing Over”.
Previous to his graduate studies, Tse taught high school instrumental music for 11 years in the Toronto area, including concert bands, jazz ensembles, and classical guitar classes, and served as Department Head for many of those years. As a teacher, musical outreach was a priority as he forged new connections between area music programs and community bands, championing life-long music making.
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Shayna Stahl (ABD) is currently in her final year in the Doctor of Music Arts/Instrumental Conducting program at the University of Washington. Currently she serves as Graduate Assistant Director of the UW Husky Marching Band, conductor of the UW Concert Band, and assistant conductor of the UW Wind Ensemble. Her previous experience includes ten years as a staff member in the athletic band program at State University of New York Stony Brook including three years as Director of Athletic Bands. She also served for eight years as a music educator in the Middle Country Central School District where she taught Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Jazz Band.
Shayna Stahl earned her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University and a Master in Music Education/Instrumental Conducting from The Hartt School of Music where she studied with Glen Adsit. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where she studied horn with Shelly Showers and Dan Williams, both of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has attended conducting workshops with numerous clinicians, including Michael Haithcock, Edward Cumming, Michael Colgrass, Jerry Junkin, Carl Sinclair, Mallory Thompson, Craig Kirchhoff, and Frank Ticheli. She is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, New York State School Music Association, Suffolk County Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota, and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
A native of Indiana, Doug Morin spent twelve years as an educator in North Carolina where his concert bands, marching bands and jazz ensembles earned numerous awards, recognitions, and superior ratings. Mr. Morin graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education and earned a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as Head Graduate Assistant for the Department of Bands. During his matriculation at Southern Mississippi the faculty from the School of Music selected him to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Currently, Mr. Morin is in his second year in the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting program at the University of Washington where he serves as the Graduate Assistant Director for the Husky Athletic Bands, Director of the Campus Band, and regularly conducts the Wind Ensemble. His primary conducting teachers include Dr. Catherine Rand and Professor Timothy Salzman. He has served as guest conductor, adjudicator, taught private lessons, and continues performing on euphonium, trombone, and tuba with collegiate groups, small ensembles, and jazz bands. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Educators, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and the College Band Director’s National Association.
Ross Venneberg is a second year Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Washington studying trumpet with David Gordon and conducting with Timothy Salzman. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Lake Washington Symphony, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Napa Valley, St. James Cathedral Brass and The Bay Brass. During the summers he has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, Miami Music Festival and Spoleto Festival USA. He counts himself fortunate to have played under renowned conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Ludovic Morlot, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Simon Rattle. As a soloist, he has been featured with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, U.C. Berkeley Symphony and has collaborated with the organists of the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony.
As an conductor, Ross directs the U.W. Brass and is a co-conductor for the U.W. Campus Band. He has previously held teaching positions at the Manhattan School of Music Arts-in-Education and Distance Learning programs. A native of Sitka, Alaska, Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. His previous teachers include Mark Gould, Adam Luftman and Roger Schmidt.
Lauren is pursuing her Master's in Music Education at the University of Washington. She received her Bachelor's degree from Central Washington University where she studied with Larry Gookin, Mark Lane, and Joseph Brooks. After graduation, Lauren was hired by Seattle Public Schools and taught band and orchestra at Broadview-Thomson K-8 for two years and then orchestra and choir at Whitman Middle School for three. While teaching, she also maintained a busy schedule performing in semi-pro and professional bands around the area. Lauren plays clarinet with the Washington Wind Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. She also gigs on saxophone playing funk and jazz around the city with various project groups.