C. Kevin Bowen
Dr. C. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands, earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University, the Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Louisville, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the Florida State University.
Director of Athletic Bands
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As Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Teaching Professor of Music at Wake Forest, Dr. Tim Heath oversees all aspects of the athletic band program and serves as a member of the conducting faculty assisting the concert bands.
Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities
A conductor praised for his “precision and clarity,” and performances hailed as “enlightened,” Christopher Gilliam is the Director of Choral Activities at Wake Forest University, the artistic director for the pro chorus Vox Humana, director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus, and Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.
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This is David Hagy’s 27th season as the WFU Orchestra Director. The Orchestra’s Halloween concert begins at midnight with the orchestra in full costume. The Orchestra also plays many classical masterworks, concertos with student soloists, and musical theater productions.
Elizabeth Clendinning is an Associate Professor of Music specializing in ethnomusicology and director of Wake Forest University’s Gamelan Giri Murti Balinese gamelan ensemble. Her research concerns concepts of space, time, cultural representation, and pedagogy within international Asian performance communities and in film and television music. At Wake Forest, she teaches courses in world, popular, and Asian musics, and is the director of the WFU performing arts study abroad program in Bali.
Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Translation Studies from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and her master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting from Beijing Foreign Studies University. She graduated from Nanjing University with a BA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, where she learnt Guqin from the inheritor of the Jinling School. Dr. Chen has also been an Erhu player since 1997. At Wake, she teaches translation and interpreting at the Graduate School.
BS Ed (Ohio State), MME (Florida State). Studied oboe with William Poland, Marc Lifschey, Laila Storch, Rhadames Angelucci; English horn with Thomas Stacy; clarinet with Frank Lucas; bassoon with Harold Andrews, baroque oboe at B.P.I., Oberlin. Former member of Camerata Academica, Oklahoma City, Dallas, St. Paul Opera, Savannah, and Tucson Symphonies. Performed with Mozarteum, Bombay Chamber and Apollo’s Fire orchestras. St. Paul Chamber, Minnesota, Piedmont Chamber, North Carolina Symphony and Bombay Chamber orchestras. English horn in Salisbury, NC Symphony. Taught in Euclid, OH schools, Salem College, Kala Academy, Goa, India and Catawba College. Director of Bands, Wake Forest (1985-87). Directed pep band for women’s basketball. (1985-2005). Assistant Director of the Athletic Bands.(1957-2005).