Steve Danyew - Composer-in-Residence

Steve Danyew - Composer-in-Residence

Steve Danyew, composer-in-residence

Steve Danyew, composer-in-residence

Dr. Matthew Westgate, Director of Wind Studies

Dr. Matthew Westgate, Director of Wind Studies

Dr. Sara Jones, Assistant Professor of Music Education

Dr. Sara Jones, Assistant Professor of Music Education

Dr. Timothy T. Anderson, Director of the Minuteman Marching Band

Dr. Timothy T. Anderson, Director of the Minuteman Marching Band

THE 32nd annual honor Band/CLINIC

WAs on

february 11, 2017

Thank you to all participants!

We'll see you again next year.  Details will be posted as they become available.

Questions?  Email Matt Sypek (msypek@umass.edu) 

 

2017 COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

Steve Danyew’s music has been hailed as “startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative” by the Miami Herald, and has been praised as possessing “sensitivity, skill and tremendous sophistication” by the Kansas City Independent.

Danyew (b. 1983) is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including prizes from organizations including BMI, ASCAP, CBDNA, Ithaca College, Delaware Valley Chorale, Keene State College, Octarium, Society of Composers, Austin Peay State University, Shoreline Chorale, Hot Springs Concert Band, and more.

Steve received a B.M. cum laude, Pi Kappa Lambda from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and holds an M.M. in Composition and Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music. Additionally, Danyew has served as a Composer Fellow at the Yale Summer Music School with Martin Bresnick, and as a Composer Fellow at the Composers Conference in Wellesley, MA with Mario Davidovsky. Danyew enjoys teaching and has held composer residencies, presented lectures and coached ensembles at schools throughout the United States.  He serves as an instructor in the Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music, where he teaches a course on creative music careers.

A saxophonist and passionate chamber musician, Danyew frequently performs his own chamber music compositions and transcriptions for saxophone. After a performance of his own work, the South Florida Sun Sentinel proclaimed him a “saxophone virtuoso par excellence, making the instrument sing as well as shout.”

Danyew also serves as Project Coordinator for the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School and Managing Editor of the music website Polyphonic.org, curating content for orchestral musicians, music students, and young professionals.

More info can be found here: http://www.stevedanyew.com

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Honor Band schedule for students will feature masterclasses with UMass faculty, a concert with the UMass Wind Ensemble, and a forum to interact with UMass music students. Lunch and dinner will be provided! Registration will begin at 8:00am and rehearsals will begin at 8:30am. Concert performance will be at 7:00pm. The cost is $40 per student, which covers everything, including lunch and dinner. 

***SNOW DATE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017***

In the event that we would have to postpone Honor Band due to weather, the top of this website page would have information about the changes.

CONDUCTORS

DANYEW HONOR BAND - Steve Danyew and Dr. Matthew Westgate, conductors

MAROON WINDS - Dr. Sara Jones, conductor

MINUTEMAN WINDS - Dr. Timothy T. Anderson, conductor