7-8 Middle School All-State Orchestra 2018 Information

7-8 Middle School All-State Orchestra Conductor

Kirk Moss, 7-8 Middle School All-State Orchestra ConductorKirk D. Moss, Ph, serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. He is a past national president of the American String Teachers Association, five times chaired the ASTA National Orchestra Festival, and held office on ASTA’s Executive Board. Moss has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, or adjudicator in nearly forty states. The University of Florida School of Music awarded him an Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, and he has received six ASTA National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. With twelve years of experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school orchestras, groups under his direction have earned distinction at state, national, and international events. One of his former high schools honors him by annually awarding a college string scholarship in his name. He has coauthored Sound Innovations series method books for Alfred Music, as well as numerous string orchestra arrangements.

7-8 Middle School All-State Orchestra Program

Rossini/Mos - Overture to Il Signor Bruschino

Biber – Battalia
1. Sonata
2. The Profligate Society of Common Humour
5. Presto
7. The Battle
8. The Lament of the Wounded

Vaughan Williams/Foster – Rhosymedre

J. S. Bach/Paul Glass – Organ Concerto in A Minor

1. Allegro Moderato

Cann/Phillips – Catharsis