INDIANA WIND SYMPHONY Concert Tour to Europe – 10 – 20 July 2018 Approx. 24 musicians
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Arthur Bird (1856-1923)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Serenade in C minor
Nonet for Winds
Serenade for Winds
Scaramouche for Solo Alto Saxophone and Winds
There will be smaller works for brass quintet, clarinet ensemble, etc.
FOUNDER AND MUSIC DIRECTOR: Dr. Charles P. Conrad
An Indianapolis native and current Carmel resident, Dr. Conrad has committed his educational and performance career to the study and performance of music in Indiana. He graduated from Arlington High School and attended the Indiana University School of Music, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance, studying with legendary trumpet professor William Adam. He earned the first Master’s degree in Conducting ever granted by Butler University and a Doctorate in Conducting from Ball State University, where his dissertation about Hoosier composer and conductor Fred Jewell was named Distinguished Dissertation by the BSU Alumni Association.
In addition to bringing music to the Hoosier state, Dr. Conrad has conducted ensembles in many other states and countries including Scotland, England, Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, Poland, Holland, France, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. A respected musicologist and author, he has presented lectures at music history and performance conferences in the United States, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Austria and Luxemburg.
Dr. Conrad served for twenty years as choir director for John Knox Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN. He currently maintains a large private trumpet studio, and is a faculty artist, adjudicator and conductor for the National Trumpet Competition. He contributed a number of articles for the new edition of Groves Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians – American
Edition, and served as the historical musical consultant for the 20th Century Fox film Water for Elephants, released in 2011. Additionally he is working on a major book on the history of American circus music.
Dr. Conrad enjoys collecting antique brass instruments and historic band photos. He is married to soprano Ann Conrad. They are the proud parents of three-legged Daphne, a sweet rescued Boxer mix who loves attending outdoor IWS concerts in the summer.
Assistant Director: Nathan Voges
Nathan C. Voges has dedicated over a quarter of a century to conducting, playing, and teaching music. After graduating with a BA in Music from Luther College, Nathan went on to teach in public schools and conduct community groups in Iowa. Voges’ resume also includes rank of Sergeant earned as a horn player in the 6th U.S. Army Band, Presidio of San Francisco, California.
Nathan came to Indiana in 1999 and spent seven years in Valparaiso playing horn, actively participating in the Windiana Concert Band, La Porte Symphony Orchestra, and the South Shore Brass Band. He was also a member of Chicago’s Lakeside Pride Bands and conducted the Clarinet Choir and Marching Band. His most recent post in Indianapolis was Director of the Pride of Indy Concert and Marching Bands, which he held from 2008 to 2013.
Nathan has been a member of the Indiana Wind Symphony since January 2007.