UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON WIND ENSEMBLE
Founded by the distinguished bandmaster Eddie Green, the University of Houston Wind Ensemble of the Moores School of Music has become recognised as one of the foremost university ensembles in the United States today. The ensemble is dedicated to exploring the full breadth of the wind-ensemble literature, from the canonic wind repertoire to exciting new and unexplored works. The International Grainger Society selected the Houston Wind Ensemble to record a four-volume series of compact discs featuring works by the Australian-American visionary. One of these recordings was named “compact disc of the year,” by Stereophile. Two of the wind ensemble’s other recordings have been nominated for GRAMMY® awards, making them the first college wind ensemble to earn a GRAMMY® nomination. The Moores School of Music’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest performance standards has earned it a place in the forefront of music schools today. Undergraduate and graduate degrees through the doctoral level are offered in theory, performance, composition, music history, pedagogy, conducting, and music education. Through the excellence of its curriculum, the distinction of its faculty, the success of its graduates, and its alliances with the city’s esteemed arts organizations, the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the Society for the Performing Arts, the school enjoys a reputation that attracts students from throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South and Central America, and the Far East.