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Wind Ensemble concert features winners of Young Conductors Competition

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Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium on the College’s campus.

The concert, “Zoom,” will feature three guest student conductors, Isabella Dienes, Cameron Stahl and Dalton Stoops, winners of the School of Music’s Young Conductors Competition held earlier this year.
Dienes, a junior music education major from Punxsutawney, Pa., performs in many ensembles at Westminster, including the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Dienes was a member of the Trumpet Ensemble selected to perform at the 2022 International Trumpet Guild Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Stahl, a senior music education major from Beaver, Pa., performs with several ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble and the Titan Marching Band. Stahl performed with the North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band in Mellon Park over the summer.

Stoops is a junior music education and trumpet performance double major from Warren, Ohio. He serves as principal trumpet for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and lead trumpet of the Jazz Ensemble. Stoops is the most recent winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon-sponsored Concerto Competition, in which he performed with the Westminster College Symphony Orchestra.

The winners will be conducting “Awakening Hills” by Richard Saucedo, “Concert Variations” by Claude T. Smith and “Shine” by Michael Markowski.

Under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, the ensemble will also perform “Zoom” by Scott Boerma, “Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Sanctuary” by Frank Ticheli and “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse.

The performance will be livestreamed here for those unable to attend in person.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Greig, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, at