Duke Wind Symphony celebrates its graduating seniors and the 2019-20 season
On April 9, members of the Duke University Wind Symphony logged into Zoom to celebrate the ensemble's graduating seniors and to share stories and memories of the 2019-2020 season. April 9 was to have been the group's final concert of the year, where seniors are typically recognized and thanked for their contributions to the group. Director Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant called the students to gather virtually to honor graduating PH.D. student (mechanical engineering) Matthew Tedesco and seniors Ryan Culhane, Lily el Naccash, Jeffrey Gu, Jill Jones, Angus Li, Robby Meese, Selin Ozcelik, Liam Pulsifer, Ben Succop, and Andrew Yeung.
Dr. Mösenbichler-Bryant also announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Paul R. Bryan Award, presented annually to recognize outstanding musicianship and exemplary service to the Duke University Wind Symphony. This award is given in honor of Professor Emeritus, Paul R. Bryan, professor of Music and conductor of the Wind Symphony (1951-1989). This year's winners are (pictured l to r) Jeffrey Gu, Jill Jones, and Ryan Culhane.