Danke Schön MidEurope and Schladming

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Austrian Alps, were honored to perform many times throughout the festival, and met so many wonderful people. On Thursday, July 10, the ensemble performed an early evening, outdoor concert in the same location, where earlier in the week, we had watched Germany demolish Brazil 7 – 1 in the World Cup. […]


In the hotspot

Access to Wi-fi in the Alps occurs on a day-to-day basis! We were without it for two days in the hotel, and I’ve seen members of our group, and other tourists, walking around with their phones held high like lighters at an eighties rock show, trying to locate a connection. As I write this, I’m sitting in this chair, in […]


In the Haus

The CSU Faculty Chamber Winds traveled up the road from Schladming to in Haus im Ennstal (on the Enns river) to play in the mid-1700’s parish church of St. John the Baptist, which was built after a fire destroyed the original, along with the rest of the town in 1750. The intricate gold Baroque alter was an incredible […]


Let’s open a festival!

  Today the CSU Faculty Chamber Winds were honored to perform the opening concert at the Mid-Europe Festival for Wind Music. The diverse program included works by Rossini, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Copland, and the attentive audience loved it! A crowd favorite was the highly entertaining Copland songs featuring baritone, John Seesholtz. “Excellent! Well balanced,” Kevin Sedatole – […]


Graiß di Schladming

Welcome to Austria, truly as beautiful and magnificent as you’ve ever imagined. On Tuesday, the ensemble took a three and a half hour train ride from Munich to Schladming, peacefully traveling through picturesque countryside where rolling hills and gentle valleys are dotted with red clay-roofed villages. Suddenly the majestic Bavarian Alps came rising out of the […]





Rehearsal: A session of practice in preparation for a public performance

In preparation for their European Tour next week, the CSU Faculty Chamber Winds are holding three days of rehearsals this week at the University Center for the Arts. Today the sixteen member ensemble rehearsed eight selections from their repertoire and are pictured here working on Notturno, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn.


CSU Faculty Chamber Winds 2014 Tour Personnel and Repertoire

Repertoire Old American Songs by Aaron Copland, trans. Christopher Van Hof Petite Suite, mvts. I, IV by Claude Debussy, trans. Brakkee Notturno, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn Overture and Arias from Figaro by W.A. Mozart, trans. by Johann Went, ed. Richard Frey Introduction to Zelmira by Gioachino Rossini, arr. Wenzel Sedlák, ed. Richard Frey Barber of Seville […]