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CRWE Side-by-Side

The Capital Region Wind Ensemble is looking for student musicians!

It has long been the mission of the Capital Region Wind Ensemble (CRWE) to serve as role models for young student musicians. Each year, the CRWE invites music educators to recommend high school students to join us for a concert during the season.

All rehearsals and the concert are held at SUNY Schenectady.

The spring 2022 concert will be held on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.

The selected students will play Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite side-by-side with the musicians of CRWE.

Fill out the online application. Or you can fill out the paper application and return it to your teacher. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 18.

This year our guest soloist will be euphonium player, Dr. William Sutton. Dr. Sutton will
perform James Curnow’s Fantasia di Falcone. Dr. Sutton is a proud alumnus of the SUNY
Schenectady School of Music and is currently teaching low brass and music theory at Saginaw Valley State University, Olivet College, and Mott Community College. Dr. Sutton received first prize in the Artist Solo Euphonium Competition at the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference and has held positions at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, The Flint Institute of Music, and The Michigan State University Community Music School.

Students will work with CRWE members in sectionals, rehearse with the full group and
participate in master classes where interested students will be given the opportunity to perform solo literature in a workshop format. Dr. Sutton, as well as area professional musicians, will present the master classes.