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The Band Program at California State University, Long Beach: Its History and Contributions to the Wind Band Medium
by de Seriere, Jeffrey E., II, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 124; 10786018
Abstract (Summary)

The band program at California State University, Long Beach has a rich and vibrant history. Shortly after the founding of the university in 1949, the band program had its meager beginnings in service of the music education students at the university, as well as entertainment for school assemblies and sporting events. It eventually became an integral part of the education of all wind students: performers, educators, and composers.

Under the leadership of esteemed directors Dr. John E. Green, H. Robert Reynolds, Larry Curtis, and John Carnahan, the ensembles that make up the band program have worked with world-renowned composers, commissioned and premiered numerous works, and have performed at national and international conferences and festivals. This information has been collected into one document to not only give an account of the program’s history, but also to validate the program’s contributions to the wind band medium as a whole.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Carnahan, John Alan
Commitee: Arnold, Jermie, Frear, Robert, Mazzaferro, Anthony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music history, Music, Music education
Keywords: CSULB bands, Carnahan, John Alan, Curtis, Larry, Green, John, Reynolds, H. Robert, Wind band
Publication Number: 10786018
ISBN: 978-0-438-27657-4
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