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From the ILIO Blog - The 21st Century Composer | Wayne Oquin

The Art of Composition
Wayne Oquin is a dedicated, thoughtful composer who understands that there are no shortcuts to the art of music: it is a craft that deserves, no demands your full attention and commitment. “Sometimes what is on the page is only two notes… one trichord, one dyad. But what that will become, fleshed out is quite another experience”, he relates. “My best music comes from revisiting a piece time and again. And the clearer my ideas, the pickier I become. It’s a very slow process. I’m staring at the page more than writing.” Over time he learned that by adopting some technology into his workflow he could better understand what was working in his writing and arranging, and what needed adjusting, or even re-evaluation. Read the entire article

Song for Silent Voices

for wind ensemble

2018 National Band Association
William D. Revelli Award

  Recent Performances

January 22 & 23, 2021

Schermerhorn Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Paul Jacobs, organ
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

September 24-26, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa, California
Tower Ascending
world premiere of orchestral transcription
Pacific Symphony
Carl St.Clair, conductor

September 13, 2020

First Lutheran Church
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Psalm 23
Psalm 150

Paul Jacobs, organ
South Dakota Symphony
Delta David Gier, conductor

February 21, 2020

CBDNA Eastern Division Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Solemn Place
Temple University Wind Symphony
Matthew Brunner, conductor

February 21, 2020

CBDNA North Central Division Conference
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois
Song for Silent Voices
Gustavus Adolphus College Wind Orchestra
Heidi Johanna Miller

February 9, 2020

Tarrytown Hall
Tarrytown, New York
A Solemn Place
Westchester Symphonic Winds
Curt Ebersole, conductor

February 7, 2020

West Side Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, New Jersey
New Jersey Wind Symphony
Christopher Wilhjelm, conductor

November 23, 2019

Nebraska Music Education Association
Lincoln, Nebraska
Song for Silent Voices
Nebraska All-State Band
Capt. Ryan Nowlin, conductor

November 8, 2019

University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Song for Silent Voices
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony
John Lynch, conductor