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Nov 3 2023

UCLA Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

UCLA Wind Ensemble
classical, contemporary
Schoenberg Hall View Program

Join the UCLA Wind Ensemble as they open their 2023-2024 season with a performance led by Visiting Professor of Music Gary Hill.

The UCLA Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at the University of California, Los Angeles. Comprising both graduate and undergraduate students, its 50 members are highly skilled and versatile musicians selected by competitive audition each fall.

As a flexible and inclusive medium that honors its rich history while also fostering living composers, the wind ensemble provides an ideal laboratory for students to encounter a wide range of musical viewpoints. Innovative programming, interaction with faculty and guest artists, and vibrant outreach programs position the wind ensemble as a musical nexus, bringing together professional players and artist-teachers, composers, academics, school band directors, and audiences — with student-musicians at the core.


About Hill:

Gary W. Hill, professor of music and director of bands emeritus at Arizona State University,
where he taught from 1999–2019, is one of the most sought-after guest conductors and
clinicians in the instrumental music education field. As a conductor, appearances in more than a
dozen countries and throughout the United States have included performances with myriad high
school honor ensembles, numerous college and university wind bands and orchestras, many
professional ensembles, at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and World
Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles’ conferences. As a clinician, Hill has
presented hundreds of workshops on conducting and rehearsal technique for music teachers of
all levels and worked with thousands of bands and orchestras and their teachers. Hill is
currently a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician.

Prior to Hill’s appointment at ASU, he was director of bands at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City Conservatory of Music (1986–99) and Texas A&M University-Commerce (1982–86) and
associate director of bands at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1980–82). Hill began his
teaching career in Michigan, where he was director of bands for the Traverse City (1977–80)
and West Bloomfield (1974–77) public schools.


This performance is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2023-2024 Dobrow Series.