Dr. Patrick O'Shea
The SMU Wind Ensemble is a smaller select group that performs music written specifically for small-to-medium size instrumental ensembles. Open to students and community members by audition, this ensemble requires advanced musical performance skills, the ability to make music independently, and the dedication to practice outside of the scheduled rehearsal time. The Wind Ensemble practices once weekly, and has recently performed repertoire by Vincent Persichetti, Gordon Jacob, Franz Schubert, Philip Rothman, and Charles Gounod. The instrumentation varies depending on needs of the repertoire being performed, members are also required to perform in the SMU Concert Band.