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ALL-STATE CONCERT: All-State Concert Band

Saturday, January 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Straz Performing Arts Center
Morsani Hall
Grade Levels
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Literature will be selected from:

Xerxes, John Mackey (Osti Music )

Rhosymedre, Ralph Vaughn Williams/Beeler (Schirmer)

Armenian Dance, Aram Khachaturian/Satz (Masters Music) out of print

La Mezquita de Cordoba, Julie Giroux (Musica Propria)

Commissioned Piece to be named, to be named (unsure)

Dr. Rebecca  Phillips 

Rebecca Phillips is the newly appointed director of bands at Colorado State University, where she conducts the CSU Wind Symphony and guides all aspects of the band and graduate wind conducting program. Prior to this appointment, she served as associate director of bands, director of athletic bands and associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she was responsible for directing the Symphonic Winds Concert Band, “The Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Carolina Marching Band and the “Concocktion” Pep Bands; teaching undergraduate instrumental conducting; and directing the Carolina Summer Drum Major Clinic. Dr. Phillips has served as a guest conductor, clinician and performer throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She regularly conducts collegiate honor bands and all-state bands across the United States, and she has been a rehearsal clinician at The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference (Chicago). Ensembles under her direction have been featured at the 2012 Southern Division CBDNA, the 2010 Society of Composers International Conference and the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance International Convention. Dr. Phillips believes in treasuring the traditional wind music of the past as well as promoting cutting-edge works of today’s finest composers. Recently she conducted the world premiere of John Fitz Rogers’ Narragansett at the 2013 National CBDNA, the consortium premiere of John Mackey’s Harvest: Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, the world premiere of Robert Bradshaw’s Las Apariencias Enganan, the consortium premiere of John Mackey’s Turbine and the world premiere of Brett Dietz’s Crop Circles. Her conducting performances of David del Tredici’s In Wartime and John Mackey’s Redline Tango are both featured on the nationally distributed Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble CD project, and the world premiere of John Fitz Rogers’ Narragansett has recently been released on the CD And I Await, featuring Dr. Phillips as guest conductor of the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble. As a trombonist, Dr. Phillips’ performances can be found on several internationally distributed recordings. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), the Tallahassee Symphony and the Tampa Bay Opera Orchestra. She has also performed internationally in England, Mexico, the Caribbean, Russia and Sweden, and has toured as a trombonist with Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Phillips earned the B.M.E. from Florida State University, M.M. degrees in conducting and trombone performance from the University of South Florida and the D.M.A. in conducting from Louisiana State University. She served as a secondary school band director for seven years in Florida, including director of bands at Howard W. Blake Performing Arts High School in Tampa, where she developed an award-winning concert band program. Dr. Phillips holds memberships in the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, CBDNA and NBA, and in 2014 she was elected into ABA. She has served on the national Collegiate Marching Band Committee and is currently on the Music Education Committee, both for CBDNA.

Session Coordinator:
Luis Alvarez

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.