UW-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Faculty
Dr.Barry Ellis is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dr. Ellis conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and is instructor of instrumental conducting, wind literature, and instrumental music methods. Ellis is also director of the UW-Platteville Pioneer Summer Music Camp; founder and director of the UW-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival, the Wisconsin College and University Faculty Woodwind Ensemble and the Rountree Wind Symphony; and is the coordinator and director for the UW-Platteville Band Conductor’s Art Workshop. The Rountree Wind Symphony recently recorded The Music and Art of J. Clifton Williams (Mark Records, 2012). Dr. Ellis was selected by the University of Wisconsin System as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow. He has had articles published in the COLLEGE BAND DIRECTORS NATIONAL REPORT and in THE INSTRUMENTALIST magazine. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the NAfME National In- Service Conference, the Wisconsin State Music Conference and the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter convention.
Matthew Gregg is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He conducts the Symphony Band, assists with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and is the Director of the Marching Pioneers. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Gregg was a Band Director at Oconomowoc High School where he was listed twice in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He has conducted and performed at several music conventions including the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association.
David Gillingham earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the PhD in Music Theory/Composition from Michigan State University. Dr. Gillingham has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire. His commissioning schedule dates well into the first decade of the 21st century. His numerous awards include the 1981 DeMoulin Award for Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble and the 1990 International Barlow Competition (Brigham Young University) for Heroes, Lost and Fallen. Dr. Gillingham's works have been recorded by Klavier, Sony, Mark, White Pine, Naxos, Summit, and Centaur. His works are regularly performed by nationally recognized ensembles including the Prague Radio Orchestra, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble, The University of Georgia Bands, North Texas University Wind Ensemble, Michigan State University Wind Ensemble, Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, University of Oklahoma Wind Ensemble, Florida State Wind Ensemble, University of Florida (Miami) Wind Ensemble, University of Illinois Symphonic Band, Illinois State Wind Symphony, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin Wind Ensemble. Also, nationally known artists, Fred Mills (Canadian Brass), Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony) and Charles Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) have performed works by Dr. Gillingham. Over sixty of his works for band, choir, percussion, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments are published by C. Alan, Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Music for Percussion, Carl Fischer, MMB, T.U.B.A, I.T.A., and Dorn. Dr. Gillingham is a Professor of Music at Central Michigan University and the recipient of and Excellence in Teaching Award (1990), a Summer Fellowship (1991 and a Research Professorship (1995). He is a member of ASCAP and has been receiving the ASCAP Standard Award for Composers of Concert Music since 1996.