Upcoming Meeting

April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

Dr. William Nicholls conducting

William Nicholls
William Nicholls

Born in Hollywood, the son of a professional trombonist, Bill developed a passion for music early in his life. While studying music at California State University, Long Beach he played with the Long Beach Symphony, the Compton Symphony and the Disneyland Barbershop Quartet. Bill earned a scholarship award to Juilliard. While in New York City, he performed with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the Les and Larry Elgart Band, and the Carnegie Hall Artist Series. Bill received an invitation from the premier American conductor, Frederick Fennell, to study conducting at the University of Miami. Since completing his Doctorate, Bill has taught at Northern Illinois University and Washington State University, California State University at Fullerton and, most recently, Concordia University, Irvine.

Professional activities include being resident conductor with the Denver Concert Band, and giving conductor master classes at the Festival de Inverno in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bill presented a paper on Wind Band Performance at the World Association of Symphonic Bands held in Valencia, Spain. He appeares as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and Canada. He is an avid collector of global wind music. His latest DVD production, The Chicago Symphony Brass performs the music of Giovanni Gabrieli, is available through GIA Publishing, Inc. Bill conducts the Orange County Wind Ensemble.

Here is the music we will be playing:

Morley, Arise Awake
Byrd, Ave Verum Corpus
Gibbons, Almighty and Everlasting God
Bennett, Cake Walk

Cake Walk Soprano – Soprano Recorder
Cake Walk Alto – Alto Recorder
Cake Walk Tenor – Tenor Recorder
Cake Walk Bass – Bass Recorder


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