YPSILANTI – On Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m., the Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony, conducted by the director of bands Dr. Mary K. Schneider, will join some of the nation’s best musicians to perform at The College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) 2020 North Central Division Conference. The conference will be hosted at DePaul University at the Holtschneider Performance Center, located at 2330 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. A preview concert will be hosted on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Pease Auditorium, located at 494 College Pl on EMU's campus.
Professor Kristin Reynolds, Eastern Michigan University applied oboe instructor; and her husband Professor H. Reynolds, will serve as guest conductors for the performance. Following the performance, the EMU Wind Symphony will also perform a runout concert with Saline High School.
According to the website, the 2020 North Central Division Conference will feature eleven exemplary performing ensembles, thought-provoking clinics, and the continuation of our mini-conducting symposium. Professor James Smith, Emeritus Director of Orchestras at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will serve as the conducting symposium clinician. J. Eric Wilson, Director of Bands at Baylor University, will serve as the conductor of the Intercollegiate Band.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information, visit the University's website.