Thursday, March 20, 2008

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Director of Bands Julian White Honored by the American Bandmasters Association

Florida A&M University (FAMU) distinguished professor of music, chairman of the Department of Music and director of bands Julian E. White, Ph.D., and the FAMU Symphonic Wind Ensemble were honored at the 2008 American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Convention.

White was awarded the honor for being one of three African Americans in the American Bandmasters Association, and the only African American from a historically black college or university (HBCU). In addition to White making history, FAMU’s Wind Symphonic Ensemble was selected to perform as part of the welcome concert at the University of Miami’s Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, which featured seven nationally renowned composers and conductors.

“Being a part of this prestigious concert was an honor,” said White. “This adds to the rich history and tradition of artistic excellence in the Florida A&M University band program.”

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