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Sophomore Selected to Participate in National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall

February 27, 2006

French Horn.jpgFebruary 27, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Corinne Webb, a sophomore and French hornist at DePauw University, has been selected to participate in the National Wind Ensemble, a 76-member ensemble featuring many of the top collegiate music majors from across the United States. Occurring in New York City from May 25-30, the group’s residency will be highlighted by a Carnegie Hall concert on Monday, May 29 under the direction of esteemed conductor H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

“Music has always been a very important part of my life, and I am very honored to have been selected for this event,” says Webb, who is currently pursuing music and psychology degrees through DePauw’s five-year double degree program. “To work under Reynolds, one of the country’s most widely respected wind conductors, while performing in Carnegie Hall is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Originally hailing from Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Webb studied horn with Ellen Smith of the Minnesota Orchestra. Currently, she studies horn at DePauw with Professor Robert Danforth, who is the principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. An active participant in DePauw’s musical community, Webb is a member of the DePauw Band Fall 2005.jpgDePauw University Band under the direction of Craig Paré and the DePauw Symphony Orchestra under director Orcenith Smith.

“It is an honor for Corinne to have been accepted for a position with such a prestigious wind group as the National Wind Ensemble,” says Paré, who nominated Webb for the honor this past Fall. “Having the opportunity to work with the renowned conductor H. Robert Reynolds, and to make music side-by-side with music students from other distinguished schools of music and conservatories will make this a memorable and rewarding experience for her. I am very proud of Corinne's accomplishment.”

Learn more about the DePauw University School of Music here.

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