Mr. Brian C. Wilson, Director of Bands
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Brian C. Wilson is currently the director of bands and department chair at Summit Academy, Chandler Arizona. He received both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Performance from Arizona State University. While at ASU, he studied trombone with Gail Eugene Wilson and Euphonium with Daniel Perantoni, Sam Pilafian, and Pat Sheridan. Mr. Wilson was a Graduate Assistant during his graduate degree on Tuba/Euphonium (1998-2001) and on trombone (2001-2002).
Mr. Wilson been a music educator since 1999, and has been the Director of Bands of the H. E. Hendrix Music Program since 2006. His previous teaching experience was with the Kyrene School District. During his years as a music educator he has been an active clinician. Some of the most notable include directing the Tempe Junior High Honor Band, the Mesa Elementary School Honor Band and NAU's Curry Summer Music Camp.
As a composer, Mr. Wilson has had his music played by many High School/Junior High and Elementary School Bands. Most recently he had his piece Narrative of a Thunderstorm premiered by Desert Vista High School at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. His music has also been performed by the 2006 Arizona Junior High All-State Band and at the Arizona Music Educators Associations Annual Conference.
As a performer, Mr. Wilson performed as principal euphonium in the Arizona Wind Symphony for 14 years. Currently he is the Solo Euphonium in the Salt River Brass Band. Mr. Wilson has also performed with local high school and the AWS as a soloist multiple times. During 2007 and 2009, Mr. Wilson toured Europe as a euphonium soloist with the Arizona Ambassadors of Music. The tour took Mr. Wilson to England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Most recently Mr. Wilson soloed during the summer of 2013 for Yamaha, Miraphone, and performed with Salt River at the Texas Bandmasters Association's July Conference. Mr. Wilson is an Artist for Adams Custom Euphoniums and recently released his 1st CD entitled NIGHT CLUB on the Potenza Music Label.