2014 Wesleyan Honors Festival
High school students involved in choir, orchestra or band are invited to audition for the Wesleyan Honors Festival, to be held on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus February 13, 14 and 15, 2014.
Selected students earn the opportunity to work alongside seasoned guest artists.
- Band guest artist: Eugene Migliaro Corporon, is the conductor of the Wind Symphony and Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. As Director of Wind Studies he guides all aspects of the program, including the masters and doctoral degrees in Wind Conducting. His ensembles have performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Southwestern Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention, Texas Bandmasters Association Convention/Clinic, International Trumpet Guild Conference, and other prestigious events. Having recorded over 600 works, including many premieres and commissions, his groups have released 100 recordings on the Toshiba/EMI, Klavier, Mark, CAFUA, Donemus, Soundmark, GIA, Albany, Naxos, and Centaur labels. These recordings, two of which have appeared on the Grammy nomination ballot, are aired regularly on radio broadcasts throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Mr. Corporon maintains an active guest-conducting schedule and is in demand as a conductor and teacher throughout the world. He is Past President of the College Band Directors National Association and a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Board.
- Orchestra guest artist: Tobin Stewart leads the orchestral studies program and teaches conducting and music education courses at Montana State. His education and teaching experience developed in the Midwest in Saint Olaf College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with teaching positions ranging from middle school to college in Omaha, Bellevue and Lincoln, Nebraska. Before returning to his home state of Montana, Tobin ventured to the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University as the Orchestra Director. He remains active with high school students as a guest conductor, and he thoroughly enjoys helping new music educators find their groove in the teaching field.
- Choral guest artist: TBA