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Colorado Wind Ensemble

The Colorado Wind Ensemble serves residents of the Denver metropolitan area by performing concerts of exceptional quality and providing educational opportunities to students. The generous donations of individuals support a high degree of accessibility for audiences of varying income levels.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
50
Volunteers Annually:
100
Retention Rate:
75%

David Kish, Musical Director
Start Date: 2015

Conductor and Musical Director of the Colorado Wind Ensemble since 2015, David Kish is also the founding conductor of the Colorado Youth Wind Ensemble, established in 2017. In addition, Dr. Kish serves as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University in Denver where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He has twice served as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation and is a recipient of the Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award at MSU Denver. Last November, David received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
David has taught instrumental music at all educational levels, including a position as Associate Director of Bands and Franklin Fellow at the University of Georgia. His writings on wind literature, conducting pedagogy, and music education have been published in The Instrumentalist magazine, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, and five volumes of the popular resource texts, Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. He has authored four volumes of his book series, Guides to Band Masterworks, and his latest book, Practicing with Purpose, won the 2018 "Best Music Education Book" Award from School Band and Orchestra magazine. David's books are available from Meredith Music Publications and distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation.
Dr. Kish earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. He has presented sessions at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Association of Music Education Conference, and various state music education conferences. He was Conductor-in-Residence at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China, and maintains an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, and lecturer throughout the United States.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
8
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
There are no term limits imposed on board members. Term limits occur when members are not re-elected.
Total # of Board Members:
9
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
9

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
4

Black or African American:
2
White:
7

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

6

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

78%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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