Some musical connections that you might find interesting:
Chris Dedrick ―
Composer of "A Simpler Life."
Christopher Dedrick composes and arranges
music for almost every medium including film, television, commercials,
CDs, and the concert hall. His web page offers credits, reviews,
a biography, and a discography of his music.
Full Spectrum Jazz Orchestra ― 19-piece contemporary jazz big band. Dan Hallock plays lead
Gellis ― Composer of "Mojave," a suite for brass
quintet that was premiered by the Menlo Brass at a 2001 concert for the National
Association of Composers USA. Mr. Gellis includes music samples and the
opportunity to purchase sheet music of "Mojave" and his other compositions, as
well as links to musical groups with which he is associated.
The International Trumpet Guild ― Professional international organization of more than 6,000 members representing 64 countries and including professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. The ITG is a non-profit organization, founded in 1974 to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.
National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) San Francisco Chapter ― A non-profit organization founded in 1933, it is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of music by Americans. Many of the most distinguished composers of the 20th Century have been NACUSA members. NACUSA sponsors several concerts each year which feature music by its members. NACUSA has chapters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baton Rouge, and Virginia.
Redwood Symphony ― An outstanding, all-volunteer community orchestra in Redwood City, California, conducted by Dr. Eric Kujawski. Redwood Symphony is the premiere community orchestra on the San Francisco Peninsula, dedicated to the performance of contemporary repertoire as well as the great orchestral classics. The Symphony enriches the lives of its musicians and the community by presenting spirited, high-quality performances of ambitious orchestral music in an innovative, educational, and entertaining format.
Schola Cantorum ― A community chorus in its 40th season, under the direction of music director Gregory Wait, Director of Vocal Studies at Stanford University. The group is based in Mountain View, California, and presents dynamic performances of masterpieces from the choral repertoire, new works by major composers, and music from different cultural traditions. The Menlo Brass Quintet has joined Schola for several concerts. A 40th anniversary retrospective CD, released during the 2003 holiday season, features the Menlo Brass accompanying the chorus on In Dulce Jubilo by Praetorius.