Oregon State University Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Dr. Christopher Chapman, the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble is a 42-member ensemble that features the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players on campus. Focusing on the exploration of new literature and performing the masterworks of the wind band ensemble genre, the group's latest commissions and consortium partnerships include works by award winning composers Gregory Youtz, Kevin Walczyk, James Mobberly, Dan Welcher, Matt Harris, and Billy Childs. Recent concerts have included numerous pieces of original music for wind ensemble by the aforementioned as well as other prominent wind band ensemble composers. The OSU Wind Ensemble’s reputation of excellence extends well beyond campus, having recently been featured at the Oregon Music Educators Conference and Carnegie Hall in New York City. The wind ensemble has performed at the College Band Directors National Association Divisional Conference, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and was honored guests on the Kyushu Island of Japan for a 10-day concert tour. The Wind Ensemble’s has two commercial recordings through Mark Records in New York, which has drawn wide acclaim from audience members and composers alike, and was Grammy considered.
Dr. Christopher Chapman is the Director of Bands for the Oregon State University Department of Music, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds. Dr. Chapman guides all aspects of the program, and coordinates the wind band conducting area. Under his direction, the OSU Band Program has gained notoriety and praise from composers and audiences alike. Having toured extensively, the OSU Wind Ensemble has been featured in performance sites from Carnegie Hall in New York City to concert halls on the west coast of the United States as well as Japan. Their commercial recording projects, The Five Changes, and Currents, was produced by Mark Records.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Chapman holds degrees in music from The Ohio State University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Washington. Dr. Chapman has appeared as a conductor, clinician and lecturer throughout the United States. He has also been a contributing author in A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, a series of books on contemporary wind band composers for Meredith Music Publications, a subsidiary of the Hal Leonard Corporation and Teaching Music through Performance by GIA Publications. Dr. Chapman’s wind band compositions and arrangements are receiving performances across the United States.
In 2015, Dr. Chapman was elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is currently the Northwest Division Past-president of the College Band Directors National Association and Northwest Divisional Chair of the National Band Association. An inductee into the Phi Beta Mu honorary Bandmasters Fraternity, he is also an honorary member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity where he has served as the Co-Governor of the Western District, and an honorary member of the Tau Beta Sigma honorary band sorority. Other organizations include the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Oregon Band Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators, and Oregon Music Educators Association. Dr. Chapman also serves as the Musical Director of the Oregon Brass Society, a British-style brass band in Springfield, Oregon and the Portland Wind Symphony, a professional adult band in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Robert Brudvig is the director of percussion studies and assistant professor of music at Oregon State University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from The University of Arizona. He also holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Music from Oregon State University.
An active performer, Brudvig has held professional engagements with the Tucson Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Opera, Arizona Opera, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Cascade Festival of Music and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival. He has performed throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall; as a solo performer, as a member of the Orkota Percussion Duo, and as a member of Starfire – a trio of two harps and percussion. Brudvig’s international performance engagements have included tours of Japan, China, and Germany. He has performed as percussion soloist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, University of Arizona Orchestra, and the Portland State University Orchestra.
Brudvig is a member of the education and pedagogy committees of the Percussion Arts Society (PAS) and is secretary of the Oregon chapter. He is also a member of the Oregon Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME – formerly MENC.) In addition to his percussion duties at OSU, Brudvig teaches music theory, aural skills, applied lessons, percussion methods, The History of Rock and Roll, and conducts the OSU Campus Band.
2016 Taiwan Clinic - Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, USA > Buy Tickets
05/01(日) 16:30pm (16:00pm Entery)
Performance Hall of Cultural Bureau
No.146, Xianzheng 9th Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu County
2016 Taiwan Clinic Series - Oregon State University Wind Ensemble + Kawasaki Municipal Tachibana Senior High School Wind Orchestra
05/01(日) 10:00am (09:30am Entry)
Arts Facilities Management CenterNo.16, Zhongmei Rd., Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City