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Frank Brenton Memorial Band Fund

Mr. Brenton taught at Wausau East High School from 1970 to 1988.

Newly Scholarship Fund Established

Frank “Les” Brenton (1925-2017) taught band in the Wausau School District for 34 years from 1953 to his retirement in 1988. Besides starting thousands of students on band instruments in elementary schools, he also taught at Horace Mann and John Muir, and eighteen years at Wausau East High School.   Mr. Brenton instilled his love of music in his students and encouraged them to do their best.

Mr Brenton conducting East Band

The Frank Brenton Memorial Band Fund is open to any student in the greater Wausau area to study a band instrument at the Wausau Conservatory of Music (WCM). WCM or area music teachers can recommend a student for a scholarship to study in private lessons, in one of our wind/brass ensembles or summer middle school band camp.

An initial donation to start the fund was made by David and Darlene Lee in honor of their friend and former colleague.

We invite former students, colleagues and friends of Mr. Brenton to make a donation or consider a yearly pledge to his memorial fund to honor a wonderful person who touched so many young lives.

If you would like to contribute contact Paula Webb Clark (former student of Mr. Brenton 1975-1979) phone:  715.845.6279 x105

Several Individuals have already pledged multiple year giving for this fund.

Christmas Cabaret Concert

Christmas Cabaret Concert with music, food, and friends

Join us for a casual evening featuring music provided by Conservatory Students from the Wausau Area Youth Symphony,  Flute Choirs, pianists, vocalists and our guest performers; Pro Musica and the Tommy Awards Ensemble. Stroll through the Conservatory enjoying appetizers and desserts while listening to holiday music provided by over 100 local musicians. Fun for the entire family! Only 300 tickets!!  Tickets are now on sale at the Conservatory Main Office or at   https://wausauconservatory.org/product/christmas-cabaret-tickets/

Conservatory students performed with WSMA Honors Groups

Congratulations Conservatory students on your performances last week with the WSMA Honors Choir, Band and Orchestra Students.

The Wausau Conservatory of Music wishes to congratulate our students who are members of the 2017 Honors Class and recently participated in the state concerts held October 26 in Waunakee, WI and October 28 in Madison, WI.

Participating Honors students included:

High School Honors Band: Lauren Hackbarth, Peyton Green, Hugh Steiner

High School Honors Jazz Ensemble: David Pickar, Mathew Chapman

High School Honors Orchestra: Isabel Tveten, Benjamin Bates, Alec Sauer

High School Honor Choir and Treble Choir: Tate Rauman and Raquel Taylor, Alternates

Middle School Honors Band: Gavin Burill, Gabriel Clausing, Quinn Stack, Brennan Straw, Matthew Peters, Alternate

Middle School Honors Orchestra: Sophia Winowski, Mariah Ratsaphonh, Alternate

Middle School Honors Choir: Colton Lemanski, Abigail Trueblood, Ben Trueblood

These Wausau Conservatory of Music students represent over one half of the Honors musicians chosen from Central Wisconsin in 2017 representing the communities of Antigo, Marshfield and Wausau. We look forward to their future musical endeavors!

For more information about the Wausau Conservatory of Music and lesson opportunities, please call 715-845-6279 or visit our website at www.wausauconservatory.org.

 

 

Something Borrowed – Concert with Jacob and Molly Roseman

Wausau Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the following concert event –

“Some Things Borrowed”  Dr. Jacob Roseman and Dr. Molly Roseman

Sunday, October 15, 2017

4:00 pm Caroline S. Mark Concert Hall – Wausau Conservatory of Music 404 Seymour St. – Wausau
A fully collaborative recital featuring classic and transcribed works for flute and piano.  The program consists of:  Sonata (1819) by Gaetano Donizetti, Sonata in F Major, KV 365 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Entr’acte by Jacques Ibert, and the Sonata in A Major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Faure.  In 2006 Molly and Jacob Roseman collaborated on their first solo recording together, Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New, much of which will be part of this concert performance.

Admission is free  to all.

Jacob Roseman,  Faculty Artist of Flute at Wausau Conservatory holds a Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia College of the Arts, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, a Doctor of Music from Florida State University, and a certificate from the Mozarteum International Summer Academy (Salzburg, Austria). He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and currently he is Principal Flutist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Molly Roseman is a versatile performer taking on active roles as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist.  Her performances have taken her across the state, regional, and national levels.  She has been a soloist with various regional orchestras including the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and has performed numerous times on Wisconsin Public Radio. Dr. Roseman is currently Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Learn more about the Wausau Conservatory of Music, its faculty, staff, students, programming and upcoming events at: www.wausauconservatory.org

 

 

Conservatory student Grace Stanke named Miss Teen Wisconsin

 Grace Stanke at a recent Golden Kiwanis Club Meeting

Hello! My name is Grace Stanke, and I am proud to have been recently honored with the title of Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2017. In the Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Competition, one of the phases of competition is talent. I have been playing the violin for eight years, six of which have been spent at the Wausau Conservatory of Music. At the local, state, and national competitions, I performed my arrangement of Vivaldi’s “Winter.” In addition to talent, I also competed in interview, lifestyle and fitness, scholastic achievement, and evening gown and onstage question. During interview, I was asked questions relating to my platform, current events, and my ambitions, from all five judges over a timespan of eight minutes. In lifestyle and fitness, I performed an athletic routine onstage. For scholastic achievement, my transcripts and academic involvement was submitted. In the final phase of competition, I was able to go onstage in the gown of my dreams while exuding confidence and answered one question. Through each of these phases of competition, the judges were able to select a new Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2017 to represent the state at the national competition.

During my year as Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen, I plan on utilizing social media to promote our sponsors and thank them. I will also speak at schools around the state about my platform, Circles of Support, which is about securing the familial support of a cancer patient. With the students across the state, I plan on making care packages with tie blankets and other comfort items for cancer patients staying in hospitals. Some items inside the care packages are sponsored by businesses across the nation.

After my year of service is complete, I hope to be accepted and attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. I plan on double majoring in Applied Mathematics and Nuclear Engineering, to then go on to research the use of nuclear power and adding it into our everyday lives as a replacement to natural fuels. Thanks to the scholarships I have earned through the Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Organization, I will be able to attend college with a little less worry about student debt. My violin will stay by my side through it all, and I will continue performing and improving my violin skills as a hobby.

I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am today without the Wausau Conservatory of Music. I thank them for all the lessons, orchestra sessions, camps, and performances I have had throughout the years with them. My life has truly been changed thanks to my violin and the Conservatory. I look forward to the years in the future to continue learning and working towards mastering the violin.

If you are interested in booking Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen for an appearance, please go to http://www.misswisconsin.com/teen-wi-pageants/, or contact booking@misswisconsin.com.

 

2017 Summer Band Camp Celebrates Its 12th Year!

This summer the Middle Level Band Camp for students going into 7-9 grades, was one of 14 camps the Conservatory held on campus.   This year’s band camp was directed by Lisa Phalen and assisted by Dr. Jacob Roseman (flute), Jenni Nueske (oboe), John Greiner (saxophone and theory teacher), Dr. Patrick Phalen (Trumpet), Ted Aarrestad, low brass and Joe Finnegan, Percussion.

Talented music students came from many districts throughout Wisconsin to come together for a fast pace camp.   We thank the B.A. Esther Greenheck and the Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin for a grant to make it an affordable camp. And the River Valley Wausau Conservatory Fund that provided scholarship funds for students.

Enrolling Now!

Come and explore music with more than 1,400 students and  thirty faculty artists this fall at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.

Interested current and would-be musicians — of all ages and abilities — are encouraged to register. The Conservatory offers classes for children starting at 15 months of age, along with group and ensemble opportunities for grade, middle and high school aged students and private lessons for all ages.

Registration for all Conservatory classes/ensembles may be completed online.

For private voice  and instrumental lessons the Conservatory works one-on-one with new students to pair them with a professional instructor best suited to meet  the student’s musical goals. Students interested in taking private lessons should contact Lynn Riska, Director of Registration, at 715.845.6279 x102 to begin the process.

REGISTER NOW!