Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra
Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra performed its inaugural concert on November 7, 2015 under the direction of founding conductor, and now conductor emeritus, Dr. Thomas Martin Wubbenhorst. Dr. Wubbenhorst performed his retirement concert on May 7, 2017 where he passed the baton to Dr. Robert Dunham as the newly appointed music director for the 2017-18 Season. GSWO programs literature from the symphonic band, wind ensemble and military band traditions. The ensemble and will vary in size accordingly to the programming with the average concert consisting of approximately 50 musicians. GSWO typically performs three concerts per season at Discovery High School Theater in Lawrenceville, GA. Membership in GSWO is by audition with the conductor or by invitation. Interested musicians may inquire about membership throughout the year.
Dr. Robert Dunham, Music Director
Dr. Robert Dunham coordinates the wind and percussion program, conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting, music education and literature courses. Before his appointment at Georgia Southern University, Dunham served for five years as music department chairman and 10 years as director of instrumental studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Before moving to California in 1996, Dunham held positions as director of bands at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Northern Michigan University, Missouri Western State College, and taught instrumental music in the public schools of Wyoming and Utah. Dunham received his D.M.A. in instrumental conducting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Professor Gary Hill. He received his M.M. in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Wyoming, where he studied with Robert Mayse and Carlyle Weiss; and received his B.M. in trumpet performance and B.M.E. in music education from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with Eugene Corporon and William Pfund. read more here