Wind Symphony

Course Details

Wind Symphony - MUS 112 - TR 2:30 - 4:40

CRN Fall 2021: 12624, Winter 2022: 22532

Concert Schedule (Tentative, Pending GV, State, and National Health Guidelines). All concerts in the Louis Armstrong Theatre in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts. All concerts are free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically, the hall is open 30 minutes before performances. Campus map and parking information can be found here: https://www.gvsu.edu/parking/

Livestream https://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/live-stream-72.htm

Friday, September 24, 7:30 pm with Concert Band 

Tentative Repertoire

Glow (Joni Greene)

Scenes from Billy the Kid (Aaron Copland arr Hillard)

Bali (Michael Colgrass)

La Fiesta Mexicana (Alfred Reed)

Friday, November 5, 7:30 pm

Friday, December 10, 7:30 pm

Friday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Monday, April 18, 7:30 pm


About the ensemble

Conducted by Dr. Kevin Tutt the Grand Valley State University Wind Symphony (previously known as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble) is an outstanding undergraduate-only wind ensemble. Committed to the performance of the finest band literature, the Symphonic Band has performed such works as Karl Husa's Music for Prague 1968, Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Grantham’s Southern Harmony, Mackey's The Frozen Cathedral, and Barnes' Symphony No. 3. These performances allow our best undergraduates to shine in solo performances and leadership positions in the compositions, preparing them for graduate study or successful professional careers in education.

In 2016, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble released a CD, titled "Under Western Skies". Directed by Kevin Tutt, "Under Western Skies" features newly composed music for trumpet and wind ensemble. The CD not only spotlights this undergraduate student ensemble, but also guest conductor Lowell Graham, retired U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor, and trumpet soloists Richard Stoelzel and Rex Richardson. The CD can be purchased on iTunes or Amazon. Learn more here. The ensemble will continue to provide students with opportunities to perform commissioned works and world premieres, recording new albums, and work with guest conductors from around the country.

Questions should be directed to Professor Kevin Tutt by email  tuttk@gvsu.edu