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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J. Robert Hanson

J. Robert Hanson is a graduate of Concordia College , Moorhead , Minnesota . His graduate study at the University of Iowa includes the completion of a M.A. in Music Education, a M.F.A. in Trumpet Performance and a Ph.D. in Composition. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the music faculty at Concordia College in 1966. He conducted the Concordia College Band for eight years and was the founder and conductor of the Concordia College Orchestra from 1967 until his retirement in 1995.

Dr. Hanson was also the conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra from 1974 to 1990. During his tenure the symphony received four ASCAP awards for “Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music”. An accomplished trumpet player, Dr. Hanson has an extensive background in performance, which included playing principal trumpet with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

As a composer, he has written works for orchestra, band and other instrumental and vocal ensembles. Recent compositions include commissioned works for the Minnesota All State Orchestra, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, the Twin Cities Suburban Festival Orchestra, the Grand Forks Central and Red River High School Bands, and six anthems for three churches in Willmar , Minnesota as part of the Church/Synagogue Residency Program sponsored by the American Composers Forum.

Player bio taken from Concordia Music Faculty (Moorhead, Minnesota) web page from 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Schlueter



Richard Metzger (Left) & Charles Schlueter (Right) - 1966

Charles Schlueter, grew up in Du Quoin, Illinois and got his early musical training there. His first teacher was Charles Archibald and then he continued studying with Don Lemasters at the Egyptian Music Company when he won ten free lessons in a coloring contest competition sponsored by the store. Mel Siener, Band Director at Du Quoin Township High School, had a profound influence on Charles becoming a professional musician.

Charles Schlueter has been principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1981. Prior to his appointment in Boston, he held the same position in the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Kansas City Philharmonic. He was also associate principal trumpet in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell.

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Charles Schlueter has received numerous awards and accolades.

Mr. Schlueter has appeared as soloist both in recital, and with orchestras in France, Brazil, Japan, and in the United States, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under conductor, Seiji Ozawa, and the Minnesota Orchestra under conductors Neville Marriner, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Kazuyoshi Akiyama. He has appeared as soloist with the Kyushu Symphony in Fukuoka with conductor, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and with the Tokyo City Philharmonic and the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, both with conductor, Naohiro Totsuka.

In demand as a teacher, he has held master classes in Europe, Canada, Japan, and South America. Since 1988, Mr. Schlueter has been a regular visitor to Brazil where he presented masterclasses and recitals and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Joćo Pessoa, Sćo Luis, Recife, and Sćo Paulo, Campinas, Salvador, Vitoria and Rio de Janeiro. He has also performed and recorded with BRASSIL (the resident Brass Quintet of Paraiba) and on several occasions appeared with the Jazz Orchestra of J.U. Da Silva ("Duda".)

Mr. Schlueter is a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. He is on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Schlueter studied with William Vacchiano, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.


Player bio taken from the Charles Schlueter web site from 2004
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