Gene Milford (b. 1946), a Senior Lecturer in Music Education at The University of Akron; holds a Masters of Arts in Music History and PhD in Music Education from Kent State University. A public school instrumental music educator with 30 years of experience, he is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and presented clinic sessions at regional and national conferences.
As a composer and arranger he has more than 80 published works for band, orchestra, choir and small ensembles. His professional affiliations include the NAfME and ASCAP, receiving the ASCAP Plus Award each year since 2001. Dr. Milford was the 2006 inductee to the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Orchestra Nautical Variations String Orchestra Band Call to Duty(March) Concert Band Christmas Rondo 1:52 Concert Band Danza Latina Concert Band El Palo Alto Concert Band Flying Cloud 1854(Two Sea Songs) 2:21 Concert Band Lake Dances 5:02 Concert Band Skulduggery 2:38 Concert Band
Gene Milford: Nautical Variations
The well-known melody hooks students’ attention; rhythmically independent parts push them to subdivide dotted-sixteenth rhythm patterns and learn two-measure sixteenth-note passages…Milford gave C-string F-sharps to violas, and all parts have tricky finger patterns at least once in this G-major to D-major tune. Be sure to find a ship bell for the performance!–Tamara Mason, ASTA Journal