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The Winds of Wisconsin ensemble currently is led by conductor Scott Teeple.
Scott Teeple serves on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as Associate Professor of Music, where his duties include conducting the wind ensemble, teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting and share responsibilities with the concert band. Under his leadership, ensembles continue to commission and premiere works for wind band; most recently from William Bolcom (First Symphony for Band, Big Ten Bands commission), Richard Danielpour, Aaron Jay Kernis (Concerto for Trumpet and Winds, commissioned with the Big Ten Bands and the New York Philharmonic), Marianne Ploger and Anthony Plog. Ensembles under his direction have preformed with guest musicians of international renown including Michael Mulcahy (trombone—Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Tim McAllister, H. Robert Reynolds and John DeMain (Madison Symphony Orchestra; National Opera); UW faculty guest artists include Linda Bartley, Mark Hetzler, Stephanie Jutt and Les Thimming. His ensembles continue to tour, serving as ambassadors of UW and the School of Music, highlighting school programs, promoting music education and artistry. Mr. Teeple's interest in music education and young composers has allowed him to implement programs to encourage the composition and premier of works by young composers performed by university ensembles. His ensembles have initiated and participated in year-long projects for music educators.
Before his appointment at UW-Madison, Teeple served as director of bands at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, assistant director of bands at the University of Michigan, director of bands at St. Claire County Community College (MI) and Port Huron Northern High School (MI). During summers, he has taught low brass for the All-State programs at Interlochen.
Teeple continues to be in demand as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States teaching numerous conducting clinics, workshops and conducting all-state ensembles. Teeple has served on the executive board of the Wisconsin Music Educators' Association, the Arts Alliance and the Big Ten Band Director's Association.
Teeple received his B.M. in Music Education and M.M. in Conducting from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the College Band Director's National Association, the Music Educator's National Conference, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
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June 15, 2015