Guest Conductor Convention Band – Christina A. Muncey
Captain Christina A. Muncey is a flight commander for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. She serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the Concert Band, the Airmen of Note, Productions, and Resources and Supply. Captain Muncey holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and two degrees from Colorado State University: a Master of Music degree with a concentration in Orchestral Conducting, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
Featured Guest Clinician & Artist – Harry Watters
Jazz Trombonist Harry Watters travels nationally and internationally as a Jupiter Artist. His numerous Summit Records releases include the popular Love Songs and the three critically acclaimed Brothers discs with trumpeter Ken Watters. Watters has performed with Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Erich Kunzel, Kevin Mahogany, Wycliffe Gordon, Lou Rawls, Maureen McGovern, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Jiggs Whiggam, James Moody, Peter Erskine, Conrad Herwig, John Fedchock and the Boston Brass. In addition, Harry has appeared as a featured soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Tulsa Pops, the West Virginia Symphony, the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Moldovan Festival Orchestra and the U.S. Army Orchestra.
Guest Soloist & Clinician – Eric Lau
Eric Lau is Professor of saxophone at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Lau has been featured at both National and Regional North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences as well as with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, and many other institutions. He has given concerts throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Puerto Rico, and Brazil.
Guest Soloist & Clinician – Jennifer Lau
Jennifer Robin Lau is Lecturer in Theory and Composition,and teaches Music Appreciation at the University of New Mexico. She is currently also President of the Albuquerque Flute Association, having served in other positions since 2003. She previously served on the faculties of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Spring Arbor University, Alma College, and the University of Michigan-Flint. While teaching at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Lau has performed with the New Mexico Winds, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, El Paso Opera, Opera Southwest, and the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet.
Keynote Speaker – Richard White
Richard White is an Associate Professor of tuba/euphonium and Associate Director of the Spirit Marching Band at the University of New Mexico. Dr. White is also in his fifth season as the Principal Tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. He has performed with the Canadian Brass Quintet, Indiana University Faculty Brass Quintet, New Mexico Symphony Brass Quintet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Sphinx Symphony, Spoleto Music Festival U.S.A., Music in the Mountains, and many others. Throughout his musical and educational career development, Dr. White has had a passionate interest in motivational speaking. That dream has recently materialized itself with the launching of his website rawtuba.com. Sharing inspirational thoughts and philosophies that have motivated Dr. White has taken him to Mexico, South America, Europe, South East Asia and across the United States of America.