The Wind Symphony is Northern Arizona University's premiere
wind ensemble. It is recognized nationally for high performance standards of
outstanding musical literature.
The ensemble's primary conductor, Dr. Daniel Schmidt,
Director of Bands, selects a diverse and contemporary repertoire to challenge
students and bring out their highest level of performance. This ensemble has
commissioned and premiered many pieces by composers of international fame.
The Wind Symphony has:
- performed at the national and regional
conferences of the College Band Directors National Association
- performed at the Arizona Music Educators Conference
- frequently recorded CDs for Carl Fischer Music
of New York and Daehn Publications
- toured Europe in May 2007
Membership in the Wind Symphony requires an concert ensemble audition, which
takes place before the beginning of each semester. These will be blind
auditions (behind a screen).
If you are accepted you will need to enroll in one of the following:
- Freshman: MUP 170, Section 04
- Sophomore: MUP 270, Section 04
- Junior: MUP 370, Section 04
- Senior: MUP 470, Section 04
- Graduate: MUP 670, Section 04
The Wind Symphony meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45
p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in room 146 of the Performing
and Fine Arts building (number 37a).
The Wind Symphony also presents several concerts each