Donald Hunsberger

Hunsberger, Donald

Professor of conducting and ensembles. BM, MM, DMA, Eastman. Studied trombone with Emory Remington and Frederick Stoll, conducting with Frederick Fennell and Howard Mitchell. Conductor, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Wind Orchestra, and Eastman-Dryden Orchestra. Compositions, editions, and arrangements published by MCA Music, Schirmer, Leeds, Boston, Accura, Ludwig, and Belwin-Mills; compositions recorded by Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, United States Air Force Band, United States Marine Band, Grenadier Guards Band, collegiate, secondary school, all-state, and festival bands. Conducted Eastman Wind Ensemble in tours of the West Coast (1968), Japan (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996), Southeast Asia (1978), and the East Coast (1987); at MENC conferences (Seattle, 1968; Indiana, 1988); at the National College Band Directors Association meeting (University of Maryland, 1978); and at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (1979). Conductor of silent film accompaniments with National, Milwaukee, Syracuse, Florida, and Honolulu symphonies, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Denver Chamber Orchestra. Recordings with Eastman Wind Ensemble on CBS, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Sony, Vox, Phoenix USA, Toshiba-EMI, Desto, and Mercury Golden Imports; 1987 Grammy Award nomination for CBS album Carnaval with Wynton Marsalis. Received National Association of State and Local History Award of Merit (1976) for research, recording, and production of Homespun America (Vox Records). Winner, ASCAP Award (1964-89), Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching (1987), University of Rochester Alumni Achievement Award, and the American School Band Directors’ Association’s Albert Austin Harding Award. Guest conductor of the All-Eastern MENC Band, and of many scholastic all-state and all-university festival bands; participant in National Wind Ensemble conferences (1970-77). Executive secretary, National Center for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble; member, International Board of the World Association of Symphonic Bands; College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) National Composition Commissioning Chair; past president, CBDNA. Author, The Emory Remington Warm-Up Studies. Visiting professor at University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, New England Conservatory, among others; Ehud Avriel Guest Professor to Israel (1984). Faculty member, Eastman (1962-).

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