CONDUCTORS 2020

Kevin L. Sedatole

2012 College of Music Faculty Portraits

Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students, which includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.

Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall.  He has conducted across the United States, Europe and Japan.  The MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the national convention of the College Band Directors’ National Association, the prestigious American Bandmasters Association convention and Carnegie Hall.  Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including John Corigliano, Robert Beaser, Kevin Puts, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Steven Bryant, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others.  Most recently Professor Sedatole has taught courses and conducted in Germany at the Bundesakademie fur musikalische Trossingen and in Japan at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo.

Professor Sedatole serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp and the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.  Additionally he served as president of the North Central division of the College Band Directors National Association.


PAULO MARTINS

CCC_8657Licenciado em Fagote pela Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo do Porto, e mestrado na “Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe” (Alemanha)

Foi premiado em diversos concursos, e apresentou-se a solo com a Orquestra e Banda de Jovens de Santa Maria da Feira, Orquestra Sinfonieta, Orquestra ARTAVE, Orquestra de Câmara da Staatliche Hoschule für Musik Karlsruhe (alemanha), e integrou várias Orquestras das quais se destaca a participação regular com a Orquestra sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.

Obteve  com distinção o mestrado em direção com o conceituado maestro Jan Cober no Conservatório de Maastricht, e frequentou alguns masterclasses com vários maestro entre outros Osvaldo Ferreira, Ernest Schelle, Eugene Corporon e Jorma Panula.

Como maestro foi galardoado com vários prémios, nomeadamente “ Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Música de Valencia” em 2002, 2005 , 2010 e 2018 ( primeiro prémio na primeira secção); Concurso Internacional de Bandas – Ateneu Artístico Vilafranquense na 2.ª, 4ª e 5ª edição ( todos com o primeiro prémio); “Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Música Vila d’Altea” em 2006, 2007 e 2014 tendo arrecadado a Batuta de Ouro, prémio esse atribuído aos maestros que obtêm três primeiros prémios; “Concurso de Bandas Filarmónicas de Braga” em 2017 com primeiro prémio e “Batuta de Prata” atribuído ao melhor maestro

Tem vindo a orientar master classes e dirigir algumas orquestras e bandas por todo o país bem como em Espanha, Brasil ,  Argentina e Itália.

Entre outras destacam-se :

Banda da Guarda Nacional Republicana de Lisboa (GNR)

Banda Militar do Porto

Banda Militar dos Açores

Banda Municipal da Corunha (Espanha)

Banda Municipal de Pontevedra ( Espanha)

Banda Sinfónica da Academia Portuguesa de Banda

Banda Sinfónica da Província de Córdoba (Argentina)

Banda Sinfónica de Alaquas (Espanha)

Banda Sinfónica de São Miguel

Banda Sinfónica do Conservatório de Música de Aveiro

Banda Sinfónica do Exército de Lisboa

Estágio de Orquestra de Sopros Ourearte

Orquestra Clássica da Madeira

Orquestra Sinfónica e de Sopros do Conservatório de Música do Porto

Orquestra clássica e Orquestra de Sopros do Instituto Piaget

Orquestra de Sopros da Academia de Artes de Chaves

Orquestra de Sopros da Escola Profissional de Música do Vale do Ave  – ARTAVE

Orquestra de Sopros da Escola Profissional de Música de Viana do Castelo

Orquestra de Sopros da Escola Profissional da Serra da Estrela

Orquestra de Sopro da Academia de Musica de Oliveira de Azemeis

Orquestra de Sopros da Fundação Carlos Gomes (Brasil)

Orquestra Nacional do Porto

Orquestra Raízes Ibéricas

Filarmonica Gabrieli di  Bovezzo

Zoccoband di Erbusco

Orquestra de Sopros do Conservatório Regional do Baixo Alentejo – ( Beja)

Banda Musicale Giovanile del Piemonte

Integrou o júri do concurso ‘Prémio Jovens Músicos’ da RDP, do “ I Certame Nacional de Bandas de Música D’Almàssera” em Valência, do prestigiado “Certâmen Internacional de Bandas de Musica – Cidade de Valência” e em 2016 presidiu o júri do “ Certamen Internacinal de Bandas de Altea”. Foi diretor artístico do “Concurso Nacional de Bandas Filarmónicas Cidade de Aveiro” e atualmente é diretor artístico do “Concurso Internacional Filarmonia D’Ouro”.

É professor no Conservatório de Música do Porto, Diretor Artístico da Orquestra e Banda Sinfónica de Jovens do Concelho de Santa Maria da Feira, da Associação Recreativa e Cultural –  Amigos da Branca (ARMAB) e da Academia Portuguesa de Banda (APB).


JOHANN MÖSENBICHLER – MID EUROPE FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mösenbichler G_rock Portrait 10 ©Tobias EppJohann Mösenbichler is the principal conductor of the Bavarian Policeband, and Professor at the Anton Bruckner Private University of Music in Linz.

Until 2006, he was conductor of the Symphonic Wind Orchestra at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He performs and conducts widely, teaches, and has served as a clinician and adjudicator at seminars, workshops and competitions in Asia, the USA, and throughout Europe. He joined the Executive Board of the MID EUROPE in 1997, and wa sappointed as the President of the “Mid Europe Festival” in Schladming in 2000. He has also been honored to conduct prestigious orchestras such as the Sinfonietta Da Camera in Salzburg, the Graz Symphonic Orchestra, the South Bohemian Chamber Orchestra of Budweis, and the Oberstdorfer summer academia.


VERENA MÖSENBICHLER-BRYANT – WAWOP & WYWOP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

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Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the music department, and Artistic Director & conductor of the Durham Medical Orchestra.

Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano lessons at the age of 6, continuing later with church organ, flute, and bassoon.

Her conducting debut at age 16 was followed by a three-year fundamental conducting course taught by Johann Mösenbichler.  Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant then studied symphony orchestra conducting with Ingo Ingensand at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Upper Austria, and received her bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in 2005. She completed her Master of Music in 2007 with Kevin Sedatole at Michigan State University. Verena graduated in May 2009 with her DMA in Wind Ensemble Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin where her principal conducting teacher was Jerry Junkin.

Professional engagements have included three years as the conductor of the Hofkirchen community band, conducting the youth band of Eberschwang, conductor of the UNCSA Wind Ensemble and she currently serves as Executive Director of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, and the World Adult Wind Orchestra Project of the annual Mid-Europe festival in Schladming, Austria (www.mideurope.at).

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant’s transcription of John Corigliano’s Grammy-winning work, Mr. Tambourine Man, for Wind Ensemble and Amplified Soprano, published by G. Schirmer, has received strong praise from the composer, and has received numerous performances since its 2009 premiere. She has also published an article in GIA’s respected Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Verena serves frequently as cover conductor for the North Carolina Symphony, and as guest conductor and clinician across the United States, Japan, as well as in her native Austria.


PREVIOUS CONDUCTORS & GUESTS:

2019: Gary Hill (Arizona State University), Jacob de Haan (composer/conductor from the Netherlands), Johann Mösenbichler, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Section Coaches: Katharina Eckerstorfer, Richard Frey, Lisa McKim-Hill, Dennis Llinas, Oliver Hummel, Marc Sosnowchik, Ryan Kelly, Heribert Prinz, Serena Weren

2018: Miguel Etchegoncelay, Frank Ticheli, Johann Mösenbichler, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, Michael Markowski and Steven Bryant

Solistin: Maria Planer

Section Coaches: Matthew Dockendorf, Katharina Eckerstorfer, Richard Frey, Josh Gall, Donna Hryniewicki, Oliver Hummel, Marc Sosnowchik, Ryan Kelly, Heribert Prinz, Serena Weren,

2017: Jerry Junkin, Kevin Sedatole, Phillip Riggs, Johann Mösenbichler, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Newman, Steven Bryant, Sebastian Schraml, Michael Markowski, and John Mackey

Soloists: Hila Plitmann, soprano (Grammy Award winner), Dirk Hirthe, tuba

Section Coaches: Ryan Kelly, Benjamin Lorenzo, Heribert Prinz, Carlos Rodriguez Rodriguez, Matthew Sedatole, Marc Sosnowchik, William Staub

2016: Henrie Adams, Douglas Henderson, Benjamin Lorenzo, Daniel Tembras, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Section Coaches: Douglas Henderson, Benjamin Lorenzo, Michael Markowski, Heribert Prinz, Katharina Eckerstorfer, Carlos Rodriguez, Daniel Tembras