Andy Boysen University of New Hampshire Andrew Boysen, Jr. is presently a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches conducting and composition. Under his leadership, the UNH wind symphony has released six recordings and been invited to perform at regional conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and National Association for Music Education. Previously, Boysen taught at Indiana State University and Cary-Grove (IL) High School, and was the music director and conductor of the Deerfield Community Concert Band. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university and festival ensembles across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.
Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991.
He maintains an active schedule as a composer, receiving commissions from festival, university, and high school concert bands across the United States. Boysen won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2000, the University of Iowa Honors Composition Prize in 1991 and has twice won the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest, in 1991 and 1994. Boysen has several published works with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, Alfred Music, Masters Music, and C. Alan Publications, including pieces for band, orchestra, clarinet and piano, and brass choir. Recordings of his music appear on the Sony, R-Kal, Mark, St. Olaf and Elf labels.
Kyle Smith Westbrook High School
Centennial Celebration..........................................Terry White The Journey Home................................................Andrew Boysen Jr. Give Us This Day...................................................David Maslanka
Your Commissioned Work & Composer
Terry White is a retired music educator who has taught instrumental music at all levels for over 35 years. He retired from the Cape Elizabeth School District in 2010. Presently, he composes and arranges for many groups throughout the country. He has written for many idioms including the Portland Symphony Orchestra, marching band, jazz ensemble and concert band. His music has been performed at the Mid West Clinic in Chicago, the Illinois Music Educators Conference and is listed in several states’ festival lists. Terry’s music has also been reviewed in the Instrumentalist and the IAJE Journal. Many of his publications have been selected for J.W.Pepper’s Editor’s Choice list annually. His music is published through Alfred (Belwin Jazz), Hal Leonard, Grand Mesa, Ludwig Masters and Jalen/Matrix Music.
Originally from Falmouth, ME., Terry received a B.M in Composition from Berklee College of Music and a M.S. in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. He has studied composition with John Bavicchi, Hugo Norden and Herb Pomeroy. As a performer Terry began with the Don Doane Big Band while still in high school and continued with the band as trumpet player and writer until 1984. Terry continued with his own big band for several years releasing a cd entitled “This Note’s For You” and presently writes for the Portland Jazz Orchestra and numerous other jazz ensembles throughout New England. He is an active adjudicator and festival conductor.
Terry resides in Westbrook, ME with his wife Mary Ellen.
About Centennial Celebration:
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is a composition for concert band commemorating the 100 th anniversary of the Maine Music Educators Association. It is dedicated to the late Paul Phelan, a past president of MMEA, an outstanding music educator and a true gentleman. There are seven (relatively hidden) sections in the piece depicting the seven MMEA districts in Maine.