Offering fresh insight and perspective into the changing world of wind bands, 11 respected composers give their thoughts on writing music in this compilation. Profiles of each composer, including Karel Husa, Frank Ticheli, and Jack Stamp, are presented along with a complete list of the composer’s works for band. Included are each composer’s perspectives on the creative process, orchestration, commissioning new works, teaching composition, and the future of the wind band. Each composer’s recommendations for 10 works all band conductors should study and 10 composers whose music speaks in especially meaningful ways are listed.
About the Author
Mark Camphouse is a professor of music and the director of bands at Radford University in Virginia. His compositions for wind band have received widespread critical acclaim and are performed frequently in the United States and abroad. He has served as guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and serves as the coordinator of the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project. He lives in Radford, Virginia.
“Valuable and fascinating reading for musicians at all levels.” —Mallory Thompson, director of bands, Northwestern University