Record number of Kennesaw State students selected for National Wind Ensemble

Eighteen Kennesaw State University students have been selected to perform with the National Wind…

Georgia (Jan 10, 2003) — Record number of Kennesaw State students selected for National Wind Ensemble

Cheryl Anderson Brown

Abstract

Eighteen Kennesaw State University students have been selected to perform with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York City this spring. This is the largest number of students from a single institution. In fact‚ KSU musicians will compose more than 10% of the ensemble. KSU students have been selected for this honor every year since 1999.



The students will be accompanied by KSU Director of Wind Studies Peter Witte. Witte has been invited to serve as the National Wind Ensemble's assistant conductor this year.



"This is recognition of the excellence of the music department at Kennesaw State‚" says Witte‚ who is interim chair of the department. "Our students are talented and their hard work shows. In fact‚ two−thirds of the students selected are in their first or second year at KSU."



The 18 students include music education and performance majors as well as chemistry major Tara Dooley of Kennesaw who plays bassoon with KSU's student ensembles. Music major Brian Reith of Marietta is returning for his fourth appearance.



The students who will perform with the National Wind Ensemble are Yoon Yung Seo and Aurelia Johnson of Acworth; Bruce Mangan of Buford; Eugenia Standridge of Cumming; Craig Cantrell‚ Michael Hurt‚ Cole McDonald‚ Jennifer Peterson‚ Jason Sneath and Theresa Stephens of Kennesaw; Brittany Cromer‚ Kimberly Lemmick‚ Katrina Rolls and Hyunhak "Sam" Yim of Marietta; Nicholas Alipaz of Smyrna; and Angela Rocca of Woodstock.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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