Works that were performed at the April 7 concert included “Resplendent Glory” by Rossano Gallante, “Rest” by Frank Ticheli, “Century Variants” by David Gillingham, “Symphonies of Gaia” by Jayce John Ogren, “Illuminate” by Andrew Wainwright, and “Pompeii” by Satoshi Yagisawa. The weekend event was a showcase for Virginia’s top high school musicians, featuring more than 750 performers, five different concerts and a variety of workshops.
Professor Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the nation and around the world. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” Dr. Boonshaft has recently been named Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments.
Dr. Boonshaft is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose and Teaching Music with Promise, as well as his first book for teachers of other disciplines, Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise. He is also co-author of Alfred Music Publishing’s new beginning method book series, Sound Innovations for Band and Sound Innovations for Strings, as well as Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band and Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band.