Texas State University Wind Ensemble
Rodney Schueller, conductor
Caroline Beatty, guest conductor
Thursday, March 24 @ 2pm // Meany Hall, University of Washington
|Paul Creston (1906-1985)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
|Celebration Overture, Op. 61 (1955)|
Eugene Goossens (1893-1962)
Transcribed by Percy A. Grainger
|Folk Tune (piano 1923, wind band 1942)
Caroline Beatty, conductor
|Jonathan Newman (b. 1972)||
Symphony No. 1 “My Hands Are a City” (2008/2009)
Scott McAllister (b. 1969)
|Music from The Redneck Songbook II (2011)
Rodney C. Schueller is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Performance and Ensembles at Texas State University-San Marcos. In addition to serving as chief administrator of the Department of Bands, he is Conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds. Dr. Schueller teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting and wind literature and serves on several committees in the School of Music. In the spring of 2007, the Texas State University Student Foundation recognized Dr. Schueller as a Texas State University Distinguished Educator.
Ensembles under his leadership have received praise from composers Steven Bryant, Mark Camphouse, Rob Deemer, Donald Grantham, Timothy Kramer, John Mackey, Timothy Mahr, Jonathan Newman, Russell Riepe, Jack Stamp, Joe Stuessy, and Frank Ticheli among others. The Texas State University Wind Ensemble performed for the Southwestern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2008, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2007, and the South Central Chapter Conference of the College Music Society in 2006. The 2010/2011 academic year will feature performances for the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention and the National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Schueller earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and Music Education from the University of Iowa, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University. He studied wind conducting with Ray E. Cramer and John L. Whitwell, with additional studies in orchestral conducting with James Dixon and Leon Gregorian.
Dr. Schueller is a contributing author to six volumes in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series published by GIA, contributing a total of fourteen teacher resource guides. Additionally, he has published articles in the Bandmasters Review, The Instrumentalist and MBM Times and has co-presented clinic sessions at the 2005 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic and Convention and the 2007 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
As Director of the Bobcat Marching Band during the 2003 through 2006 seasons, the marching band grew from 165 to 225 members and was honored at the 2007 national conference of the College Band Directors National Association as one of five bands to be part of the first-ever video breakout session.
Professor Schueller is active as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor. Upcoming engagements for this academic year include serving as conductor for both the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All-State Band and the Honors Symphonic Band at the University of Georgia January Festival of Bands among others. He holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Sigma Alpha Iota. He is currently a member of the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, and both the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association, where he is a member of the College Advisory Board.