Larry Norredis a professional keyboardist, composer, arranger and former Vice-President of Production for Jenson Publications in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has over 300 published arrangements for jazz ensemble, concert band, choral ensemble and marching band in distribution throughout the United States, Canada, the Far East and Europe.
While at Jenson in the early 1980's he designed the first totally integrated publishing software in use in a major music publisher. The system and the people who ran it, made possible the print production of over 2500 publications annually for Jenson Publications.
He is an owner and managing editor for Jon Ross Music, LLC. This site is a direct result of his publishing experiences with 6 different major world-wide music publishing firms. He is one of the first graduates of Alfred Reed's Music Merchandising program at the University of Miami. Throughout his professional career he has been the editor for composers from Sammy Nestico to John Higgins and has been privileged to work with some of the best writers in the world.
is the Director of Bands for the West Lafayette Community School Corporation in West Lafayette, Indiana. Originally from Woodhaven, Michigan, Conaway completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University-Bloomington, earning his Bachelor of Music Education-Teaching Area degree with distinction. Following graduation, he served as the Graduate Assistant Director with the Purdue University Bands. In that capacity, he served as an assistant with the "All-American" Marching Band and the concert bands. In addition, he served as a director of the "Gold and Black Sound" women's basketball pep band.
Conaway is currently on the board of directors for the Indiana University Alumni Band and was recently elected to the state board of the Indiana State School Music Association. He is a member of MENC, Indiana Bandmasters Association, Indiana Music Educators Association and Tau Beta Sigma. Matt is also active with the Lafayette Citizens Band and Lafayette Civic Theatre. He has over 150 arrangements and compositions to his credit, including works for the Bloomington "Pops" Orchestra, Indiana University, Purdue athletic bands and several high school and university ensembles in the Midwest.
Here are the links to Matt's Concert Band Works: MP3 | Score | Info | Charge | PayPal | Bold Steps - Matt Conaway - 20.00 (Live Recording)
And Here are the links to his solo/ensembe works: MP3 | Score | Info | Charge | PayPal | Security Blanket - Matt ConawayGrade 2.5 - 15.00
Jeffrey T. Parthun, Sr. lives in Lafayette, Indiana. He and his wife, Kim, have four grown children. He is a band director in the Lafayette (IN) School Corporation where he currently directs the concert and jazz bands at Lafayette Tecumseh Junior High School and is an assistant director at Lafayette Jefferson High School. During his 25+ years as a public school teacher he has taught instrumental music at every level from elementary band and orchestra through teaching applied percussion at Purdue University. Jeff holds degrees from Butler University (MM) and Northwestern University (BMEd) where he studied band arranging with John P. Paynter, Don Owens and Don Casey. He was a private percussion student of Roy C. Knapp (PAS Hall of Fame), Bob Tilles, Dr. Terry Applebaum and Tony Caselli.
In addition to a busy teaching schedule he is active as a freelance percussionist and has performed and recorded with many regional jazz and concert groups including the Los Blancos Latin Jazz Band (www.losblancoslatinjazz.com). He is an experienced adjudicator/clinician/arranger for concert, jazz, marching and percussion ensembles. He is a member of the Central States Judges Association and has judged state and circuit championships in Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee. He also adjudicates for the Indiana Percussion Association and the Indiana State School Music Association. He is an award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Percussive Arts Society and American Federation of Musicians. He can be seen (briefly!) as the band director in the Paramount movie “Blue Chips” with Shaquille O’Neil and Nick Nolte.
Here are the links to Jeff's Concert Band pieces: MP3 | Score | Info | Charge | PayPal | An Antique Holiday Wish - Jeff Parthun - 20.00
born 1962 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania has composed for concert, radio, and theater and received recognition for his work from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and others.
He just recently received a commission from the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association the premiere of which he will be conducting at the 2007 MMEA Conference in Boston. Other recent projects include an International Horn Society Meir Rimon Fund commission to compose a work for solo horn and concert band (Spring 2006), an American Composers Forum Continental Harmony project commission (Magic Valley, for band, premiered July 2004); Figurations (for winds and percussion), commissioned by the West Chester University Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Laudermilch, Director; Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, for the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Luis Biava conductor and Terell Stafford, trumpet soloist; and Hymn and Declaration, commissioned by the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Donald Spieth, Director.
Scott Watson (B.S. Music Education, West Chester University; M.M. and D.M.A. Composition, Temple University) has taught instrumental and classroom music in the Parkland School District (Allentown, Pennsylvania) for nearly 20 years. Dr. Watson regularly leads courses in music education technology for the Villanova Summer Music Studies Program and Temple University, where he has also been full-time Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Technology. Watson has presented numerous clinics and workshops at state and national music teacher conferences, is a regular contributing author for Music Education Technology magazine, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) as chair of its Publications Committee. He is a contributing author and the editor for Technology Guide for Music Educators (Thomson Publications).
Watson's music for band is published by Alfred Publications, C. L. Barnhouse, Concert Works Unlimited (a division of Shawnee Press), and Jon Ross Music. His chamber music is published by Trillenium Music Company. Watson received his MM and DMA in Composition from Temple University, where his composition teachers include Maurice Wright and Matthew Greenbaum. In addition to teaching instrumental and general music for almost 20 years in the Parkland School District (Allenown, PA), Watson has been Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Technology at Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music (Philadelphia, PA).
is a middle school band director at Bowie Middle School in Irving, Texas.He has been teaching since 1982 at both the middle school and the high school levels in East Texas, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.He is a 1982 graduate of Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. At Henderson, he studied composition with Dr. Bill Underwood, and was also influenced by his percussion instructor, Doug DeMorrow.
Through the years, Kyle has written many arrangements for friends, as well as compositions and arrangements for marching band, concert band, jazz band, and percussion ensembles.In addition to these pieces, he has done numerous arrangements for church praise bands, orchestras and choirs.He has also orchestrated and conducted many pieces for orchestra and choir.His most recent endeavor was a benefit for Zoe Ministries where he worked with the largest mass choir production ever performed at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kyle has performed with the Arkansas and South Arkansas Symphonies as a percussionist.He played piano and drums with the Greenville Big Band Jazz Orchestra.He is a charter member of the Mansfield Wind Symphony of Mansfield, Texas, and he currently plays percussion with them.He is an active member of Texas Music Educators Association, ASCAP, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.He lives in Mansfield with his wife Charlene and two wonderful children, Johnna and Brandt.
Charles L. Booker, Jr., is Associate Professor and Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. He is a composer, and a former U.S. Army Bandmaster receiving his degrees from the University of the State of New York, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He later completed his teacher certification in secondary music from Texas State University. His compositions are published by Alfred, Kendor, Southern Music Company and Booker Music Publications, and have been performed internationally by many schools, universities and professional bands to include The Army Band ("Pershing's Own"), the U.S. Army Field Band, the U.S. Military Academy Band (West Point), the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America and the U.S. Air Force Academy Band. His music was featured at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in 2002. He studied composition with Hank Levy (composer / arranger for Stan Kenton), Dr. Steve Strunk and Dr. James Balentine and conducting with Dr. Robert Garofalo and Dr. Robert Rustowicz. Mr. Booker's career in the U.S. Army included service in the Fifth Army Band in San Antonio, Texas, as a staff arranger for the Army Field Band, performer and conductor of Army Bands in Louisiana, Germany, New York City, and director of the Jazz Ambassadors in Washington, D.C. As a trumpeter with the Fifth Army Band, Mr. Booker performed at the funerals of Presidents Truman and Johnson. In 1981, as the conductor of the 3rd Armored Division Band in Germany, Mr. Booker conducted the welcoming ceremonies at Rhein Main Air Force Base for the returning American hostages from Iran. In New York City, he conducted the Army Band of New York City at ceremonies for head of states and at the centennial activities of the Statue of Liberty. While as an associate conductor of the Army Field Band, Mr. Booker performed in 48 states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India, Japan, and in the inauguration parades of Presidents George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton. In 1998 Mr. Booker was appointed Director of Jazz Studies at Westark College and in 1999 he was appointed Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Since then he has served UA Fort Smith as "Lead Faculty" and from 2004 to 2006 Chair of the Music Department. Mr. Booker is a past president of the Arkansas chapter of CBDNA, past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the IAJE, a member of the National Band Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is currently on the board of the Arkansas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Booker is also a member of the Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, and honorary music fraternity Pi Kappa Lambda. He is the founder and conductor of the River Valley Community Band of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mr. Booker is married to his wife of 37 years Claudette M. [DeRocher] of San Antonio, Texas. They have three children: Major Erik Booker, U.S. Army; Adam Booker, graduate music student (double bass) at Texas State University majoring in composition; and Colleen Booker, PhD. candidate and English instructor at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Mr. Booker and Claudette have five grandsons, Alex, Brennan, Colton, Devin, and Ronald. Mr. Booker’s music can be heard at his website www.charlesbooker.com
Brady Masseyreceived a BME from the University of Central Arkansas, and an MM in Composition from Arkansas State University, where he studied with Dr. Jared Spears. Having over 16 years of experience with all levels of band performance, he is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, designer, composer, and arranger for both Concert and Marching bands throughout the Southern United States. Currently the Director of Bands in the Pocahontas Public Schools in Pocahontas, Arkansas, his bands have consistently received superior ratings, and have been awarded numerous regional, state, and National honors and titles.
Mr. Massey is the recipient of the KAIT-TV "Golden Ruler" Award for Excellence in Education, The Pocahontas Schools Teacher of the Year Award, The Trumann (AR) Schools Teacher of the Year Award, the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Young Director award, the ASBDA Young Director of the Year award, and has been a state finalist for Arkansas Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Massey is a member of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, the Arkansas Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, and Phi Beta Mu. He is an associate member of the board of directors for the Dixie Band Camp, and a staff member of the Arkansas Ambassadors of Music. He and his wife Carol live in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and are expecting their first child in March of 2006.
Darrington White graduated from the University Of North Texas in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music Degree, with an emphasis in Education and he has 23 years experience teaching music grades K-5 and Band grades 5-12 in Texas public schools in class A, AA, AAA, and AAAA high schools. Currently, He is the band director of Centerville High School in Centerville, TX. His band has won numerous awards at festivals and U.I.L. competitions.
Mr. White has served as an adjudicator and clinician for invitational and U.I.L. band contests in the state of Texas. In addition he has several works in publication with Grand Mesa Music Publishers and RBC Music. He has written and arranged for marching and concert band. He is a member the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands and the Texas Music Educators Association. He was also recently accepted as a member of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Michael Conti recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition degree at Michigan State University. He has composed numerous pieces for the flute, saxophone, piano, voice, and chorus. In March 2002, his composition Choric Song won the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest and was premiered at American Choral Directors Association Central Division Convention. He is the 2003 Steiner Chorale Original Composition Contest winner for Have you got a brook, for mixed chorus with piano accompaniment. Duet for Flute and Alto Saxophone was premiered at the World Saxophone Congress XIII in July 2003. His composition, Songs of Valediction, was chosen as Honorable Mention in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2003 Beyer Composition Competition in May 2003.Three Rossetti Songs, for mixed chorus and piano, won the Michigan State University 2004 Honors Composition Competition. Duet for Flute and Saxophone and Three Short Works for Clarinet have been published by Dorn Publications, Inc. Choric Song is published by Alliance Music Publications, Inc.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Vogel studied music theory and composition at Ohio State University and earned his Ph.D. in 1975. His major professors were Marshall Barnes, Jay Huff, Norman Phelps, and Wolf Rosenberg.
A productive composer, Dr. Vogel has over 100 compositions and several journal articles to his credit. Since he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1976, Dr. Vogel has written over 95 original works which have been published by eleven different publishing firms. Notable among his awards are prizes from the Roger Wagner Choral Composition Competition, the National Saxophone Workshop Composition Contest, the National Flute Association, and the Delius Composition Competition. He has received commissions from the Georgia Music Teachers Association, the University of Georgia, Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Women's Music Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Professional Men's Music Fraternity, the Helios Duo, The Fellowship of Reason®, the Athens Master Chorale, the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia 'Cello Society,and the Bass Club of Georgia. His works have been performed in recitals and at conventions and festivals throughout the United States, South America, and Europe.
Dr. Vogel would like to hear of performances of his works and will assist in the preparation of his music. Recordings of most of his compositions can be provided for study purposes, and he is happy to answer any questions and to facilitate the acquisition of his works.
James William (Jim) Lambertis Professor of Music at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. Dr. Lambert has been the Director of Percussion Studies and Conductor of the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble since 1976. Dr. Lambert has also taught music theory/composition and is also conductor of the Cameron University/Lawton Community Band. His Cameron University Percussion Ensemble performs campus concerts each semester at Cameron University and the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble annually performs at the Oklahoma Percussion Festival every year. They have done this at Cameron for the past 61 semesters.
A native of Lampasas, Texas, and a graduate of Monahans (Texas) High School (valedictorian of his class), Jim Lambert earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree (magna cum laude) from Baylor University in 1973, the Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1983. His percussion teachers have included Dr. Larry Vanlandingham, Professor Lynn Glassock, Dr. Richard Gipson, and Don Canedy. Dr. Lambert is a contributing editor to The Instrumentalist magazine, an associate editor of Percussive Notes journal, and has previously served five two-year terms as a member of the Percussive Arts Society's International Board of Directors.
In 1995, Dr. Lambert was presented the Governor's Arts Award by Henry Bellmon for his many efforts on behalf of Percussive Arts Society. For the past twelve years, Dr. Lambert has been the editor of the newsletter of the Fellowship of Christian Percussionists, and he also volunteers his time to be the band director at Lawton Christian School.
Lambert has been featured with his wife Doris (soprano and pianist) in solo faculty percussion recitals at Cameron University on numerous occasions. In December, 2003, Dr. Lambert completed a two-year term as a committee member to the Faculty Advisory Council for the State of Oklahoma Board of Higher Regents. He has served as Chair of the 2005-06 Cameron University Faculty Senate. Jim Lambert is married to Doris Lynn Lambert (soprano, pianist, adjunct voice faculty at Cameron University, and church choir director at nearby Fort Sill's New Post Chapel), and they are the proud parents of University of Oklahoma senior pre-pharmacy major Rachel Elizabeth, who is flute section leader of the University of Oklahoma Marching Band. Doris Lambert is the owner of Bill's Quick Lube at 2510 West Gore, Lawton.
John Jay Hilfiger teaches in the music department at Castleton State College of Vermont. His career in higher education, as music professor, administrator, and statistical consultant has spanned three decades. His own education has been eclectic, having studied horn at the Eastman School of Music, psychology (B.S.) at the University of Rochester, and biostatistics (M.S.) at Temple University before completing a M.Mus. at Binghamton University and a Ph.D. in music at the University of Iowa. He has been a music professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the University of Minnesota-Morris, and the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac as well as adjunct music faculty at Cornell University, Binghamton University and several other institutions. Over fifty of his compositions and arrangements have been published by ten publishing houses. He has also been a prolific writer with articles and reviews appearing in such diverse publications as: Journal of the Conductors Guild, Horn Call, Journal of Band Research, NACWPI Journal, Notes, American Statistician, and Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica.
Chris Kamerling is the Junior High Band Director for Pottsville School District in Pottsville, Arkansas, and the minister of music at First Baptist Church of Pottsville. He studied composition with Philip Parker at Arkansas Tech University as an undergraduate. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in May of 1998. He then taught 2 years in the South Conway County School System, and then moved to his present position at Pottsville, where he has been serving the past 8 years. He is the father of 3 children: Chasity, Carter, and Jenna. He is married to Lori Ann Fisher Kamerling. His compositions range from small to large ensembles, but his main focus is on the concert band setting. He and his family reside in Pottsville, AR.