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Frederick Fennell (July 2, 1914December 7, 2004) was an internationally recognized conductor, and one of the primary figures in promoting the wind ensemble as a performing group. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A wind band, also called concert band, symphonic band, or wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of woodwind, brass, percussion instruments, and often string bass. ...


Fennell was born in Cleveland, Ohio and chose percussion as his primary instrument. Following studies at the Interlochen Arts Camp (then the National Music Camp), Dr. Fennell entered college. His first choice had been the Oberlin Conservatory, however at the time Oberlin did not offer a degree in percussion. However, no school at that time offered a degree in percussion. Maestro Fennell was the first person ever to be awarded a degree in percussion performance. He found a compatible and fruitful relationship at the Eastman School of Music. There he completed both his bachelor's and master's degrees (in 1937 and 1939), after which he immediately went on to teach conducting at his alma mater. In 1952 he founded the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan, USA, on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp, formerly the National Music Camp Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp, formerly the National Music Camp Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio station... The Eastman School of Music is the University of Rochesters college and graduate school of music. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eastman Wind Ensemble is a famous American concert band founded by Frederick Fennell at the Eastman School of Music in 1952. ...


While with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and various other groups, he recorded many of the standards of the wind band repertoire; he remains one of America's most-recorded conductors. He made the first symphonic digital recording in the United States, with the Cleveland Symphonic Winds, in 1978. The Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (TOKWO) is a professional concert band that has long been regarded as one of the worlds finest, perhaps rivaled only in recent years by the Dallas Wind Symphony (USA). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Dr. Fennell (who received an honorary doctorate from Eastman in 1988) made frequent appearances guest conducting such ensembles as the Boston Pops Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Interlochen Arts Camp. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (frequently abbreviated to LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio station Interlochen Pathfinder School — an elementary... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan, USA, on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp, formerly the National Music Camp Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio...


He remained highly active in the world of conducting until a few months before his death, at which time he was holding the positions of principal conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony, and professor emeritus of the University of Miami Frost School of Music. The Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (TOKWO) is a professional concert band that has long been regarded as one of the worlds finest, perhaps rivaled only in recent years by the Dallas Wind Symphony (USA). ... The Dallas Wind Symphony [1] (DWS) is a professional concert band based in Dallas, Texas. ... The University of Miami, sometimes called UM or The U, is a private university, founded in 1925, with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ...


Dr. Fennell was a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a social music fraternity, and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia (sometimes referred to as Sinfonia rather than ΦΜΑ) is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Kappa Kappa Psi is a U.S. honorary band fraternity dedicated to serving college and university bands. ...


In April, 2006, the Interlochen Center for the Arts opened up state of the art music and academic libraries, with the music library named in Dr. Fennell and his wife's memory. [1] The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan, USA, on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp, formerly the National Music Camp Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio...


The 1993 Roger E. Rickson bio-discography, Fortissimo, (Ludwig Music, Inc., publisher) covers in a fat format the past 40 years of the Fennell story.


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