Two works by Malone University’s Jesse Ayers will open WindWorks premiere season
May 30, 2014 | Release # 6924
WindWorks of Washington, a new professional wind symphony based in Washington, D.C., will perform two works by composer Jesse Ayers, D.M.A., on its debut concert: "FLASHBAX" and "Private Eye Prowl."
WindWorks brings "world class music, entertainment and education to the public, schools, and community." Founded by clarinetist and conductor Russell V. Gross, now retired from the U.S. Navy Band, the membership of WindWorks includes many current and former members of the D.C. service bands. The concert will be led by guest conductor Jeffrey Scott Doebler, president of the Indiana Bandmasters Association, and former president of the Indiana Music Educators Association. Dr. Doebler has appeared professionally in more than 25 states, Canada, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, and China. The concert is June 1 at 7 p.m. at the TC Williams High School Center for the Arts, 3330 King Street, Alexandria, Va. The concert is free and open to the public, and Dr. Ayers will be in attendance.
Jesse Ayers, D.M.A., serves as professor of music at Malone University. He is the winner of the 2011 American Prize for Orchestral Composition, double-finalist for the 2013 American Prize for Band Composition, co-winner of the 2011 Dayton Ballet New Music for New Dance competition, a 2010 recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, and numerous awards from ASCAP. His music has been performed in Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, and more than 100 U.S. cities. His music has been selected on two occasions by the International Society for Contemporary Music to represent the United States at the prestigious World Music Days festival. He is best known for his orchestral and symphonic band surround-sound concert stories that explore the intersection of the spiritual and natural worlds and the redemptive intervention of a very real God in human affairs.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
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