Conducted by Scott Hanna, the Wind Symphony is comprised of student musicians from across campus who have demonstrated an outstanding level of musicianship and commitment to excellence. The Wind Symphony performs five to six concerts during each academic year featuring a number of challenging new works for wind band in addition to many works that are considered to be at the core of wind literature.
About the Conductor
Scott S. Hanna serves as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin, Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony, and Director of the Longhorn Band. A member of the Butler School of Music faculty since 1999, he teaches courses in conducting, literature and score study, and was from 2003 to 2008 Associate Director of the Butler School of Music. As Music Director of the UT Chamber Winds, Dr. Hanna has led performances of that ensemble at the 2002 and 2004 College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Conferences. Dr. Hanna is also the co-director of The University of Texas Longhorn Music Camps, serves as faculty sponsor for the Alpha Tau chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, Editor of the College Band Directors National Association Report, the host of From the Butler School on KMFA radio, and is President-Elect of the Big XII Band Directors Association. He is arranger and editor of numerous works for winds, and regularly authors program notes for a wide variety of performances, including a recent recording release by the Cavell Trio.