Tennessee Valley Winds to take center stage

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Robert Sheldon

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.

The concert, which is being presented as part of the Wind Band Conference, is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in the Wright Music Building on campus.

Sheldon has taught instrumental music in public schools and has served on the faculty at Florida State University, where he taught instrumental music education classes and directed the university bands.

As concert band editor for Alfred Music Publishing, he maintains an active composition and conducting schedule and regularly accepts commissions for new works.

An internationally recognized clinician, Sheldon has conducted numerous regional and all-state honor bands throughout the United States and abroad. He has also held positions as conductor of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra in Gainesville, Fla., and the Prairie Wind Ensemble in East Peoria, Ill.

Sheldon, who has won numerous awards, is also the lead author of the “Sound Innovations For Band” method books and co-author of “Measures Of Success” and “Sound Innovations For String.”

The Tennessee Valley Winds performance is just one of several held each year.

Since 1984, the nonprofit organization, which features amateurs and professionals, has provided musical performances for the community.

In preparation for the upcoming concert, the group has been under the direction of music educator Erich Zimmerman, the conductor of the Tennessee Valley Winds, and associate conductor Greg Lawson, a local band director with Murfreesboro City Schools.

To find out more information about the Tennessee Valley Winds community band and the upcoming performance featuring Sheldon, visit www.tnvalleywinds.org.

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