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Wind Ensemble concert will feature student conductors

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Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium on the College’s campus.

The concert, “Symphonies, A Sounding Together,” will feature three guest student conductors, winners of the School of Music’s Young Conductors Competition held earlier this year.

David Smith, a senior saxophonist, honors student and music education major, will conduct “Flight of the Pegasus” by David Shaffer. Smith is from Greensburg, Pa.

Charles Lisella, a senior music education major and trumpeter from Harmony, Pa., will conduct “A Heatherwood Portrait” by James Barnes.

Jada Brown, a junior pianist and percussionist majoring in music education, will conduct “Flashing Winds” by Jan Van der Roost. Brown is from West Newton, Pa.

The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, will perform works by Julie Giroux, John Mackey, Frank Erickson and Frank Tichelli.

The concert is free and open to the public, but will also be livestreamed here for those who cannot attend in person. For more information, contact Greig, conductor of the ensemble, director of instrumental activities and professor of music, at or 724-946-7279.

Pictured above from left are Charles Lisella, Jada Brown and David Smith