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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 20, 2015

Wind Symphony to perform Oct. 25 with Lincoln College Prep Academy

The Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony will host the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Wind Ensemble for a combined concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building

The concert is free and open to the public.

Robert Pippin, newly appointed low brass instructor at Northwest, will appear as a featured trombone soloist with the Northwest Wind Symphony.

Most recently, Pippin spent the last two years in Baltimore, Md., pursuing his doctorate of musical arts in wind band conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. During his residency at Peabody, he was director of The Johns Hopkins Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor for the Peabody Wind Ensemble and taught basic conducting courses as well as performing in the Peabody Jazz Orchestra.

Previously, was an active performer in Colorado and Wyoming, playing trombone as a tenured member of the Fort Collins Symphony and as a freelance artist regularly performing classical, jazz and chamber music. A veteran band director with 13 years of public school teaching experience, he was the director of bands at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo.

The Northwest Wind Symphony is under the direction of artist-in-residence John Bell. Ron Martz conducts the Lincoln College Wind Ensemble and is an alumnus of Northwest.

For more information about the Northwest Wind Symphony and other music ensembles at Northwest, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468