Wind Ensemble

Kenneth Amis, Music Director and Conductor

Kenneth Amis, Music Director and Conductor

"Their playing, under the baton of Kenneth Amis, equaled that of any professional body."
—Rex Alan Hearn, Boca Exposure

“The Wind Ensemble provides graduate and undergraduate students opportunities to study and perform the finest music composed for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Programs include works from the 16th through the 21st century for large wind ensemble, chamber winds, brass ensemble, percussion ensemble and woodwind ensemble. This flexibility of the wind ensemble’s instrumentation creates a concentrated musical environment for woodwind, brass and percussion students where they can experiment and develop their performance techniques within a conductor-led medium. My approach to wind ensemble teaching draws on the uniqueness of the ensemble and the specified course objectives.”

- Kenneth Amis

Charles Gounod, Petite Symphony, Scherzo (live)

Recent repertoire performed:
  • Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod
  • Serenade in Eb by Richard Strauss
  • Octet by Igor Stravinsky
  • Fanfares Liturgiques by Henri Tomasi
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #1 by Joan Tower
  • Divertimento by Karel Husa
  • Concerto for 23 Winds by Walter Hartley
  • Art of Fugue (complete) by J.S. Bach
Kasia Paciorkowska, MM '08