Dr. Kenneth Singleton is an American composer, arranger, and conductor.
Singleton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, and two master's degrees from the Yale University School of Music. His doctorate in tuba performance was the first awarded by Yale University in that area. He directs the UNC Wind Ensemble and Concert Band (since 1985) and is Chair of the Wind Conducting Program. He has also served as Director of Concert Bands at New Mexico State University, and has directed ensembles at the Hartt School of Music, Albertus Magnus College, and Yale University.
An avid transcriber of brass music (over 1,000 titles) and a music editor for the Charles Ives Society, Singleton has nearly fifty publications to his credit, mainly works for band and wind ensemble. His Ives editions have been recorded by the Chicago Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Concertgebow Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. He is presently conductor of the Denver Brass, the region's premiere brass ensemble.
Singleton is in constant demand around the nation as a guest clinician and conductor, and has conducted All-State Bands in New York, New Mexico, Tennessee, North Dakota and Colorado. He has been named the College of Performing and Visual Arts Scholar of the Year, and has received the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Award. Dr. Singleton is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association, as well as a member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame.
Works for Winds
- The Barber of Seville Overture (as arranger) (1816/2002)
- Cathedral Music (as arranger)
- Concerto for Winds (as transcriber) (1918/1939/2011)
- Danse Bacchanale from "Samson and Delila" (as arranger)
- Echoes from a Russian Cathedral (as arranger)
- Evocation of the Spirit (as transcriber) (2017)
- Flute Concerto in D (as arranger) (1960/1998
- Hungarian Attack March (as transcriber) (2012)
- In the Mornin' (as arranger) (1929)
- King's Feast, The (as arranger) (2003)
- Knoxville, Summer of 1915 (as transcriber)
- Medieval Tapestry, A (as arranger)
- Miniature Suite (as transcriber) (2013)
- Postlude in F (as editor) (1991)
- Renaissance Dance Fever (as arranger) (2014)
- Renaissance Festival, A (1993)
- Renaissance Revel, A (as arranger)
- Russian Liturgy (as arranger) (1910/1999)
- Three Hungarian Dances (as arranger) (2009)