Bill Calhoun received his Master of Music degree from Mansfield State University (PA) and his Bachelor of Music Education and Applied Music degree from Ithaca College (NY). Having been a public school music educator for over 30 years, he was most recently Director of Bands and Department Chair at DeWitt Middle School in the Ithaca City School District where he was also the district-wide Curriculum Chair for Instrumental Music. Bill retired from public school teaching July 1, 2010.
Currently a member of BMI and NAfME (formerly MENC), Bill has written countless band, brass and percussion arrangements/compositions for groups both concert and marching throughout the United States, Japan, Canada and England. He has music for string orchestra as well as concert band published with Carl Fischer Music, and has also published with Warner Bros. Publications and Ethos Publications. His music has been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois and by numerous Honors organizations. The Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band of Osaka, Japan also featured one of his pieces on a CD of contemporary wind band music. Bill also serves as an adjudicator for NYSSMA, the New York State Field Band Conference and the New York State Percussion Circuit.
More information about Bill and his music can be found on his personal website.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Vocal Sing, Song, Sing!Music’s in the Air 2:05 SAB Concert Band Arts du Cirque 2:50 Concert Band At the Threshold 4:22 Concert Band Chant, Chorale and Dance 3:24 Concert Band Chester(arr.) Concert Band Dorian Chant 2:16 Concert Band Expressions Concert Band Greensleeves(arr.) 2:48 Concert Band Housetop Variations(arr.) Concert Band In Time for the Holidays(Jingle Bells) Concert Band Interplay 4:12 Concert Band Matinee 3:24 Concert Band Mysterium Concert Band Nordic Vision 2:41 Concert Band Of Kings and Kingdoms Concert Band Russian Folk Song Suitefrom “Eight Russian Folksongs”, Op. 58(arr.) 4:47 Concert Band Slavic Celebration 1:49 Concert Band Spirits Awake 2:37 Concert Band Tides 2:58 Concert Band Wind Cycles Concert Band String Orchestra Angels Sing 3:48 Concert Band Antiquitas String Orchestra Cal’s Jig 2:11 String Orchestra Carol Of The Bells(arr.) String Orchestra Chant, Chorale and Dance String Orchestra Chester(arr.) String Orchestra Circle Dance String Orchestra Expressions String Orchestra Humoresque(arr.) String Orchestra In a Quiet Place String Orchestra Meditation and Ritual String Orchestra Neverland String Orchestra Night Flight String Orchestra Reminiscence String Orchestra Sarabande with Variations(arr.) 6:17 String Orchestra Slavic Celebration 2:36 String Orchestra Sonatina No. 6 In C Major(arr.) String Orchestra Soundscape String Orchestra Textures 3:27 String Orchestra