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Verena M. Moesenbichler-BryantVerena M. Moesenbichler-Bryant

Title: Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music
Office Location: 006 Biddle Music Building
Office Phone: 919 660 3306
Email Address: verena.m@duke.edu
Office Hours:

before and after rehearsals and by appointment

Education

  • DMA University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • MMus Michigan State University, 2007
  • BA Anton Bruckner Private University, 2005

Research Interests

Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony. She also conducts the Duke Medicine Orchestra and the UNC School of the Arts Wind Ensemble. Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano lessons at the age of 6, continuing later with church organ, flute, and bassoon.

Her conducting debut at age 16 was followed by a three-year fundamental conducting course taught by Johann Mösenbichler. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant then studied conducting for symphony orchestra with Ingo Ingensand at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Upper Austria, and received her bachelor degree, with distinction, in 2005. She completed her Master of Music in 2007 with Kevin Sedatole at Michigan State University. Verena graduated in May 2009 with her DMA in Wind Ensemble Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin where her principal conducting teacher was Jerry Junkin.

Professional engagements have included three years as the conductor of the Hofkirchen community band, conducting the youth band of Eberschwang, and she currently serves as Executive Director of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, the international youth orchestra of the annual Mid-Europe festival in Schladming, Austria (www.mideurope.at).

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant’s transcription of John Corigliano’s Grammy- winning work, Mr. Tambourine Man, for Wind Ensemble and Amplified Soprano, published by G. Schirmer, has received strong praise from the composer, and has received numerous performances since its 2009 premiere. She has also published an article in GIA’s respected Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Verena serves frequently as a guest conductor and clinician across the United States as well as in her native Austria.

Duties:

Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music, Duke University Conductor of the Duke Medicine Orchestra Executive Director WYWOP (World Youth Wind Orchestra Project) Faculty at UNCSA - conductor of the UNCSA Wind Ensemble

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Fund, July, 2013

Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • Music 125.01, Listen to music: eur/amer trad Synopsis
    Biddle 104, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Music 210-2.01, Wind symphony Synopsis
    Baldwin, TuTh 07:30 PM-09:30 PM
  • Music 418.01, Adv study conducting Synopsis
    Biddle 086, Tu 01:40 PM-02:30 PM

Recent Professional Work:

    Compositions
  • V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant. transcription of Steven Bryant's works Idyll and Whirlwind for Symphony Orchestra. 2013 .  [abs]
  • transcribed by V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant. Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano.  G. Schirmer, 2009 . (Transcription of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano. Premiered March 27, 2009 during the National College Band Directors Association Conference in Austin, Texas with John Corigliano present. Jerry Junkin conductor, and Hila Plitmann soprano soloist. The work is published by G. Schirmer Inc.)
    Articles in Books
  • V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant. "Article on Steven Bryant’s Axis Mundi published in “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” Vol. 8, GIA Publications." . Edited by Richard Miles. GIA vol. 8 2011.

   Performances:

  • Duke Medicine Orchestra, Baldwin Auditorium, November 24, 2013
    Fanfare from “La Peri” - Paul Dukas Petite Symphonie - Charles Gounod October - Eric Whitacre Idyll - Steven Bryant, trans. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant World Premiere Whirlwind- Steven Bryant, trans. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant World Premiere Selections from Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1, 2, 3 - Peter IlychTchaikovsky
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Baldwin Auditorium, November 21, 2013
    Star Spangled Banner Harmonized by Walter Damrosch arr. John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Star Dust - Mitchell Parish (1900-1993) Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981) arr. Sammy Nestico Morning Star - David Maslanka (b. 1943) Stars and Stripes forever - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Arr. Brian/Schissel Burst of Stars - Ronald Thielman (b. 1936) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Star Wars Trilogy - John Williams (b. 1932) arr. Donald Hunsberger I. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) II. Princess Leia’s Theme III. The Battle in the Forest IV. Yoda’s Theme V. Star Wars (Main Theme)
  • UNCSA Wind Ensemble, Stevens Center, Winston-Salem, November 01, 2013
    Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant (b. 1972) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Give Us This Day (Short Symphony) - David Maslanka (b.1943) Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Mvt. 1 “Shooting Stars” Mvt. 2 “Dreams Under a New Moon” Mvt. 3 “Apollo Unleashed”
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Baldin Auditorium, October 26, 2013
    Parents' Weekend Concert Spin Cycle (2001) Scott Lindroth (b. 1958) Ecstatic Waters (2008) Steven Bryant (b. 1972) I. Ceremony of Innocence II. Augurs III. The Generous Wrath of Simple Men IV. The Loving Machinery of Justice V. Spiritus Mundi
  • Duke University Wind Symphony Tour Concert, Kennesaw, GA, October 11, 2013 - October 15, 2013
    Spin Cycle (2001) Scott Lindroth (b. 1958) October (2000) Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Dr. David Kehler, guest conductor Ecstatic Waters (2008) Steven Bryant (b. 1972) I. Ceremony of Innocence II. Augurs III. The Generous Wrath of Simple Men IV. The Loving Machinery of Justice V. Spiritus Mundi
  • UNCSA Wind Ensemble, Crawford Hall, October 02, 2013
    Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant (b. 1972) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Selections from The Danserye Tielman Susato (1500-1561), Arr. Patrick Dunnigan Mvt. 1: “La Morisque” Mvt. 4: “Fagot” Mvt. 9: “Pavane: La Battaile” Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli Mvt. 1: “Shooting Stars” (b. 1958) Undertow - John Mackey (b. 1973)
  • WYWOP 2013, Schladming, Austria, July 13, 2013
    Executive Director and conductor of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Schladming Austria
  • Duke University Wind Symphony and guests, Wallace Wade Statium, May 12, 2013
    The Duke University Wind Symphony and guests performed for the commencement ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium. In addition we played for the President's reception on May 11, 2013
  • Duke Medicine Orchestra Spring Concert, May 05, 2013
    Antonin Dvořak’s “From the New World” Symphony No. 9 Bloom - Steven Bryant Holberg Suite, op. 40 - Edvard Grieg Danzon No. 2- Arturo Marquez Festive Overture in A major - Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Page Auditorium, April 18, 2013
    A dedication concert to PAUL BRYAN featuring works he conducted, arranged, and commissioned during his legendary tenure at Duke Special guests: Duke Wind Symphony Alumni PROGRAM Lincolnshire Posy (1937) - Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) 1. “Lisbon” (Sailor’s Song) 2. “Horkstow Grange” (The Miser and his Man: A local Tragedy) 4. “The brisk young Sailor” (returned to wed his True Love) 6. “The Lost Lady found” (Dance Song) Overture to Beatrice and Benedict (1858) Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) trans. Paul Bryan and Charles Gallagher D. Kern Holoman, guest conductor Concerto for Trombone (1775) Georg C. Wagenseil (1715-1777) Lukas Schwingenschuh, trombone soloist 2. “Allegro assai” Symphony No. 3 (1958) - Vittorio Giannini (1903-1966) 2. “Adagio” 4. “Allegro con Brio” March “Cornfed” (1980) trans. Paul Bryan Variants on a Mediaeval Tune (1963) - Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008) All the Things You Are (1939) - Jerome Kern (1885-1945) arr. E. K. Mays Paul Bryan, conductor March “Boya” (1955) Robert Trevarthen (b. 1933) & Paul Bryan Robert Trevarthen & Paul Bryan, conductors Dear Old Duke (Alma Mater) R.H. James Blue & White G.E. Leftwich, Jr.
  • Guest conduct a brass performance, April 12, 2013
    Trinity United Methodist Church (downtown Durham) Ernst Sachse Concertino in Eflat (with Kent Foss) Bach's Brandenburg Concerto NO. 3 arranged for brass ensemble by Christopher Moffatt Gabrieli antiphonal for two brass quintets
  • Performance at Marsh Woodwinds, Raleigh, NC, March 30, 2013
    Perform at Marsh Woodwinds with the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble
  • 2 doctoral dissertations with Wet Ink and guests, March 03, 2013
    performance of Tim Hambourger and Dan Ruccia's doctoral dissertation with Wet Ink and guest musicians.
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Reynolds Industries Theater, February 21, 2013
    TWO SHADES OF BLUE The Duke University Wind Symphony & The UNC Wind Ensemble PROGRAM UNC Wind Ensemble Ovation - Martin Ellerby (b. 1957) Mobile Music - Mark Kuss (b. 1937) Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) arr. Hunsberger March, Op. 99 - Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) ________________________________________ Duke University Wind Symphony Noisy Wheels of Joy (2001) - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Children’s March: “Over the hills and far away” - Percy Grainger (1882-1961) ed. M. Rogers Amazing Grace (1994) - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Eisengatterer Marsch (2011) - Lukas Schwingenschuh (b. 1987) Four Symphonic Themes (2000) John Williams (b. 1932) adapted for concert band by P. Lavender “The Flag Parade” “A Hymn To New England” “Duel Of The Fates” “Parade Of The Slave Children” ________________________________________ Duke University Wind Symphony & UNC Wind Ensemble First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28, No. 1 Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ed. C. Matthews 1. “Chaconne” 2. “Intermezzo” 3. “March”
  • Perform at the Navy Saxophone Symposium, Washington, DC, January 05, 2013
    Perform at the Navy Saxophone Symposium with the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble
  • Duke Medicine Orchestra Fall Concert, Reynolds Theater, December 2, 2012
    Slavonic Dances, op. 46 Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) I, II, III, IV & VIII “Bring Him Home” Claude-Michel Schönberg (b. 1944) from Les Miserables lyrics by Alain Boubil & Herbert Kretzmer Kevin W. Sowers, soloist Emperor Waltz Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Allegro non troppo Andante moderato Allegro giocoso Allegro energies e passionato
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Reynolds Industries Theater, November 29, 2012
    COLLABORATIONS featuring Douglas Henderson, guest conductor & The Duke University Marching Band Jeffrey Au, director PROGRAM Feierlicher Einzug (1909) - Richard Strauss (1864-1949) trans. Charles Richard Spinney Incantation and Dance (1960) - John Barnes Chance (1932-1972) Salvation is Created (1912) - Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944) arr. Bruce Houseknecht featuring the Duke University Marching Band & the Duke University Wind Symphony Jeff Au, guest conductor Wild Nights! (2007) - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Intermission Ecstatic Fanfare (2012) - Steven Bryant (b. 1972) Lux Aurumque (2005) - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Douglas Henderson, guest conductor March from Symphonic Metamorphosis (1943) - Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), trans. Keith Wilson Douglas Henderson, guest conductor Stars and Stripes Forever (1897) - the Duke University Marching Band & the Duke University Wind Symphony
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Duke Chapel, October 27, 2012
    Suite Française (1944), Mvt. 3 “Ile de France” - Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) Elegy for a Young American (1964) - Ronald LoPresti (b. 1933) Suite Française (1944), Mvt. 5 “Provence” - Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) Lux Aurumque (2005) - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Feierlicher Einzug(1909) - Richard Strauss (1864-1949) trans. Charles Richard Spinney
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Baldwin Auditorium, October 11, 2012
    BLACK DOG featuring Jimmy Gilmore, clarinet Principal Clarinetist, North Carolina Symphony (ret.) Shortcut Home (1998) - Dana Wilson Elegy for a Young American (1964) - Ronald LoPresti Black Dog (2001) - Scott McAllister featuring Jimmy Gilmore Principal Clarinetist (ret.) of the North Carolina Symphony and presently serves as Senior Advisor for the Orchestra Intermission Foundry (2011)- John Mackey Suite Française (1944) - Darius Milhaud Slava (1977) - Leonard Benstein
  • Performances, Reynolds Theater, October 11, 2012
    BLACK DOG featuring Jimmy Gilmore, clarinet Principal Clarinetist, North Carolina Symphony (ret.)Shortcut Home (1998) - Dana Wilson (b. 1946) Elegy for a Young American (1964) - Ronald LoPresti (b. 1933) Black Dog (2001) - Scott McAllister (b. 1969) featuring Jimmy Gilmore Principal Clarinetist (ret.) of the North Carolina Symphony and presently serves as Senior Advisor for the Orchestra Foundry (2011) - John Mackey (b. 1973) Suite Française (1944) - Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) I. Normandie II. Bretagne III. Ile de France IV. Alsace-Lorraine V. Provence Slava! (1977) - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Trans. Clare Grundman
  • Performances, October 11, 2012
    Duke University Wind Symphony “Black Dog” featuring Jimmy Gilmore, Principal Clarinet, North Carolina Symphony (ret.), McAllister – Black Dog, Wilson – Shortcut Home, LoPresti – Elegy for a Young American, Mackey – Foundry, Milhaud – Suite Francaise, Bernstein – Slava!
  • Performances, July 14, 2012
    WYWOP 2012 (World Youth Wind Orchestra Project 2012), Schladming, Austria: Bryant – Ecstatic Fanfare, Grainger – Children’s March, Shostakovich – Folk Dances
  • Performances, June 30, 2012
    Guest Conductor at ITEC (International Tuba and Euphonium Conference) in Linz, Austria; musicians from the Anton Bruckner Private University; Euphonium soloist Robert Benton (Ricardo Lorenz Monkey to the Sky)
  • Performances, May 5, 2012
    Duke Medicine Orchestra: Strauss – Frühlingsstimmenwalzer, Suppé – Light Cavalry, Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 Mvt. 1, Weber – Clarinet Concertino in Eb, Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 1
  • Performances, April 12, 2012
    Duke University Wind Symphony, “Something Old, Something New”, Page Auditorium; Lehto – Rhapsody for bassoon and wind ensemble (featuring Rachael Elliott), Shostakovich, ed. Reynolds - Folk Dances, Bryant – Interruptions, Mussorgsky – Selections from “Pictures at an Exhibition”
  • Performances, April 11, 2012
    Duke University Symphony Orchestra Brass & Duke University Wind Symphony Brass: Gabrieli – Sonata Pian e Forte
  • Performances, April 6, 2012
    Conduct Duke University graduate student Alex Kotch’s Dissertation Dance piece with members of Wet Ink, as well as Don Eagle, Rachael Elliott, Jamie Keesecker, Marissa Byers, and Mike Kris
  • Performances, February 23, 2012
    Duke Medicine Orchestra: Performance for the Duke Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Performances, 2011
    Duke University Wind Symphony: Saxophones en masse featuring Susan Fancher (Michael Torke’s Saxophone Concerto), The North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble, Duke composition students Kristina Warren & Bryan Morgan, and guest conductor David Thomas Kehler
  • Performances, 2011
    World Youth Wind Orchestra Project 2011, Bischofshofen & Schladming, Austria Al Fresco by Karel Husa, Jonathan Newman’s Avenue X (Continental European Premiere), and European Premiere of Anthem by Steven Bryant
  • Performances, 2011
    Duke University Wind Symphony: Of Seas and Storms, Reynolds Industries Theater, featuring Of Sailors and Whales, The Thunderer, Rolling Thunder, Seal Lullaby, Cloudburst, Sea Songs, Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon, and Handel in the Strand
  • Performances, 2011
    Guest conductor for the Duke University Symphony Orchestra: Parents’ and Family Weekend concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Mvt. I, Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Strauss Radetzky March
  • Performances, 2011
    Duke University Wind Symphony: Flutes en masse, featuring Rebecca Troxler and the Duke University Wind Symphony flute section, works by Chaminade, Ticheli, George, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Whitacre
  • Performances, 2011
    Duke Medicine Orchestra: Brahms - Academic Festival Overture; Elgar – Enigma Variations; Bizet – L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1;
  • Performances, 2011
    North Caroline Saxophone Ensemble at the 35th International Saxophone Symposium
  • Two Shades of Blue: Joint concert with UNC Chapel Hill ensembles, December 05, 2011
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQCgrTq2J9g&feature=related Two Shades of Blue blend onstage in Memorial Hall Elizabeth Thompson Publicist, Duke University Department of Music Their slogan is “Because this isn’t the court—it’s the stage.” For one evening competition is put aside as students in the UNC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band join with the Duke University Wind Symphony to present the second annual “Two Shades of Blue” concert. The three groups will perform separately, then join together to play two works by Percy Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon and "Lost Lady Found" from Lincolnshire Posy. “UNC and Duke are big rivals,” concedes Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director of the Duke Wind Symphony, “but on December 5 we will collaborate and share one stage. In music making there are no boundaries.” The first “Two Shades of Blue” concert took place last year in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke’s East Campus. This year, the concert moves to Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill. Mösenbichler-Bryant and Evan Feldman, director of the UNC groups, hope to continue to share the concert jointly, bringing together students who might otherwise see each other mainly as competitors. “UNC and Duke are not only close geographically,” says Feldman, “but our programs share the same values: we support high-level performing ensembles within first-rate liberal arts educations. And the deep traditions of both programs is something we want to honor in the grand finale when we put all 150 musicians on stage at once and perform the music of Percy Grainger, who was a guest of both ensembles over 50 years ago.” The UNC ensembles will also perform Puccini's "Te Deum" from Tosca, Guy Woolfenden's Bohemian Dances, John Williams's Midway March and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with Professor Clara Yang on piano. The Duke Wind Symphony will perform Richard Strauss' Festmusik der Stadt Wien, Eric Whitacre's Seal Lullaby, and works by Tchaikovsky and Ticheli. Two Shades of Blue UNC Wind Ensemble & UNC Symphony Band- Evan Feldman, director Duke University Wind Symphony - Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director Monday, December 5 7.30 pm, Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill $10 general admission/$5 students, faculty, staff and senior citizens Information and tickets: 919-843-3333
  • Flutes en masses, Reynolds Industries Theater, November 17, 2011
    Duke University Wind Symphony: Flutes en masse, featuring Rebecca Troxler and the Duke University Wind Symphony flute section, works by Chaminade, Ticheli, George, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Whitacre
  • Parents' and Family Weekend Concert, October 29, 2011
    Guest conductor for the Duke University Symphony Orchestra: Parents’ and Family Weekend concert: Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Mvt. I, Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Strauss Radetzky March Duke University Wind Symphony: Strauss "Festmusik der Stadt Wien", Whitacre "Seal Lullaby", Susato "Selections from 'Dansereye'", Whitacre "Cloudburst"
  • Eric Whitacre at Duke, Duke Chapel, October 27, 2011
    Duke University is proud to host a visit from renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Mr. Whitacre will conduct a selection of his own works, performed by both the Duke Chorale and the Duke Wind Symphony. The concert will culminate in a combined performance with the Chorale, Wind Symphony, and over two hundred Durham area high school singers led by Mr. Whitacre, making it a true celebration of music in the Durham community. Mr. Whitacre’s visit to Duke will provide numerous opportunities for students to have an up-close, personal experience with one of the music world’s brightest stars. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit both Duke ensembles.
  • Of Seas and Storms, Reynolds Industries Theater, October 06, 2011
    Duke University Wind Symphony: Of Seas and Storms, Reynolds Industries Theater, featuring Of Sailors and Whales, The Thunderer, Rolling Thunder, Seal Lullaby, Cloudburst, Sea Songs, Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon, and Handel in the Strand

   Master Classes:
  • Master Classes, October 13, 2012
    Clinic the Women’s Voices Chorus, Chapel Hill, NC

   Artistic Direction:
  • Artistic Director and Conductor of the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble, 2009 - Fall 2013
  • Artistic Director and Conductor of the Duke Medicine Orchestra, 2010 - present
  • Executive Director World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, Schladming, Austria, 2005 - present

   Residencies:
  • Clarinet Retreat, Durham, NC, May 04, 2013
    Clinic and conduct a clarinet retreat for NC amateur clarinet players.
  • Guest conduct the Georgia State Ensembles, Atlanta, GA, April 22, 2013
    Guest conduct and clinic the two of the top wind ensembles at Georgia State University.
  • Cover conduct for the NC Symphony, March 02, 2013
    Serve as cover conductor for the NC Symphony Pops performance with Kenny G
  • Guest conductor at Oklahoma State University, February 24, 2013 - February 27, 2013
    Guest conduct and work with the Oklahoma State University Symphony Band.
  • Guest Clinician for the 7th Annual Florida Atlantic Band Festival, Boca Raton, FL, February 22, 2013 - February 24, 2013
    The event, modeled on the UIL WInd Ensemble Festival, will give each group 30 minutes on stage, followed by a 30 minute clinic in the band room. Clinician the groups and record tapes.
  • Guest clinician for GMEA District 1, Savannah, GA, January 30, 2013 - February 01, 2013
    Guest conduct and clinician the 11-12 District Honor band for GMEA

   Other Activities:
  • Judge for the CISM and Mid Europe competition for Youth Wind Ensembles, July 12, 2013
  • Cover Conductor for the North Carolina Symphony, starting Fall 2012
  • Judge for the CISM and Mid Europe competition for Youth Wind Ensembles, July, 2012


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