The University of Arizona Outreach Honor Band and Tucson New Horizons Band will present a shared concert on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall (located on the UA Campus in the Fred Fox School of Music). Under the direction of faculty member Dr. Matthew Williams, young student musicians and adult beginners will perform an entertaining concert of wind band literature.
UA Outreach Honor Band is open to students in grades 6 through 9. Auditions for fall 2019 semester will take place in late September. Families can register for auditions and find out more information at outreachband.music.arizona.edu. UA Outreach Honor Band rehearses on Sunday afternoons throughout the semester and proudly partners young student musicians with UA music majors to offer specialized instruction on each instrument.
New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and also those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long period. The Tucson New Horizons Band is open to adults over the age of 50 and meets weekly on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested in joining, please contact Dr. Matthew Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Conductor: Matthew L. Williams is an assistant professor of music education at the University of Arizona. He teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate music education, advises graduate theses and dissertations, and coordinates the Outreach Honor Band. Prior to arriving at the University of Arizona, Dr. Williams taught instrumental music education at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Williams’s research interests include music preference, preservice music teacher preparation, and music perception and cognition. He has presented sessions and research at state and national conferences including the National Association for Music Education National Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, and the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. His work has been published in “UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education,” “Journal of Band Research,” “Research Perspectives in Music Education,” “Florida Music Director,” and “Bluegrass Music News.”
A native of Union, Kentucky, Dr. Williams previously taught band, music theory, music appreciation, and other classes in Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky, Master of Music degree in music education from Boston University, a Master of Music degree in wind conducting from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University.
CONTACT: (520) 621-1655
TICKETS: Free admission