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In Search of Meaning: Frank L. Battisti

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Author: Mitchell Lutch

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Transition: From the High School to Conservatory Level
Ithaca High School To Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory
Transition From Baldwin Wallace College To The New England Conservatory
A New World: The Start Of Flb's 30-Year New England Conservatory Career
Vision: The Driving Tenets For The Nec Wind Ensemble
Highlights of 1970s
Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble
Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble
The National Wind Ensemble Conference
Boston: Beyond Nec's Walls
Highlights of 1980s
Organizing The International Conference And The Founding Of The World Association Of Symphonic Bands And Ensembles (Wasbe)
Founding Of The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble
Founding Of The New England College Band Association
Commissions In The 1980s
Recognition Of Battisti's Ongoing Impact On The Profession
Highlights of 1990s
1990–1992: Seven Commissions In Two Years
Honors Bestowed
Hunsberger, Reynolds, And Heiss Reflect On Battisti's Footprint, 1969–1999
The Boston Globe
Blazing Into the New Millennium
Founding Of The Tanglewood Youth Artists Wind Ensemble
Leadership Of The Longy School Wind Ensemble, Cambridge, Ma
"wind Music Across The Century" Symposium And The Frank L. Battisti 70th-Birthday Commission Project
Fennell And Battisti
Battisti, Hunsberger, Reynolds, Share 2009 Wasbe Concert
Bandquest
Honors Bestowed In The New Millennium
Rehearsing and Teaching at Nec
Frank Battisti's Teaching Of Conducting
Teaching Music With Leadership
Reflections by Battisti Family
Charlotte
David
Laurie
Reflections by Nec Colleagues
Gunther Schuller
John Heiss
Pascal Verrot
Russ Girsberger
William Drury
Charles Peltz
Reflections by Conductor Colleagues
Donald Hunsberger
H. Robert Reynolds
Timothy Reynish
Eugene Corporon
Jack Stamp
Jerry Junkin
Craig Kirchhoff
Thomas Duffy
Malcolm W. Rowell Jr.
James Jordan
Reflections by Composers
Michael Colgrass
Karel Husa
John Harbison
Dana Wilson
Reflections by Former Students
Frederick Harris, Jr.
Donald Dregalla
Christian Wilhjelm
Paul Perfetti
Mark Hopkins
Thomas Reynolds
Jack Delaney
Phillip Ostrander
Gary Stith
Gregory Mosher
Reflections by the Author
Postscript
Selective New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Concert Programs, 1969–1999
Selective Programs Conducted by Frank L. Battisti With the New England Conservatory Brass Ensemble
Frank L. Battisti and New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Cd, Lp, DVD Recordings
Reviews of New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble Concerts (Excerpts)
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Programs 1968–1969
Ithaca College Wind Ensemble Programs Conducted by Frank L. Battisti in 1981–1982
Three Programs Conducted by Frank L. Battisti With the Longy Music School Wind Ensemble in 2000 and 2003
Young Artists Wind Ensemble Concert Programs Conducted by Frank L. Battisti at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox, Massachusetts
Compositions Commissioned by Frank L. Battisti/new England Conservatory; Compositions Written for and Dedicated to Frank L. Battisti; Premiere Performances Conducted by Frank L. Battisti
Frank L. Battisti Honors and Awards
Published Articles, Books Written, and Books Reviewed by Frank L. Battisti
Dissertations With References to Frank L. Battisti
Published Articles, Interviews and Books About Frank Battisti
Frank L. Battisti — Representative Travel Logs
Frank Battisti's Handwritten Wind Ensemble Documents
About The Author

This biography begins in 1967 as Frank L. Battisti concludes a celebrated 14-year career as Director of Bands at Ithaca High School, followed by a move to Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory. Later, Battisti answers a call from Gunther Schuller to establish a wind ensemble program at New England Conservatory. His unparalleled accomplishments, known throughout the world, have provided artistic vision and leadership that propelled the wind band/ensemble into the 21st century.

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Mitchell Lutch served as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Central College in Pella, Iowa from 2005–2019, where he direct-ed the wind ensemble and pep band, and taught courses in instrumental conducting, music education and music appreciation. In 2014 he was presented with Central's Hutch Bearce Award for Community Building and Faculty Leadership and in 2012 he was awarded The John Wesselink Outstanding Performance Award. Dr. Lutch founded the Iowa Chamber Players in the summer of 2017. He also directed the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble for 13 years and the Grin-nell College Symphonic Band for 10 years.

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    In Search of Meaning: Frank L. Battisti

    This biography begins in 1967 as Frank L. Battisti concludes a celebrated 14-year career as Director of Bands at Ithaca High School, followed by a move to Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory. Later, Battisti answers a call from Gunther Schuller to establish a wind ensemble program at New England Conservatory. His unparalleled accomplishments, known throughout the world, have provided artistic vision and leadership that propelled the wind band/ensemble into the 21st century.

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