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Bill Calhoun

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Bill Calhoun


Bill Calhoun received his Master of Music degree from Mansfield State University (PA) and his Bachelor of Music Education and Applied Music degree from Ithaca College (NY). Having been a public school music educator for over 30 years, he was most recently Director of Bands and Department Chair at DeWitt Middle School in the Ithaca City School District where he was also the district-wide Curriculum Chair for Instrumental Music. Bill retired from public school teaching July 1, 2010.

Currently a member of BMI and NAfME (formerly MENC), Bill has written countless band, brass and percussion arrangements/compositions for groups both concert and marching throughout the United States, Japan, Canada and England. He has numerous compositions/arrangements for concert band as well as string orchestra published with Carl Fischer Music, and has also published with Warner Bros. Publications and Ethos Publications. His music has been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, and numerous All-County festivals. The Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band of Osaka, Japan, also featured one of his pieces on a CD of contemporary wind band music.

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