UW-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Faculty

Tri-State Honors Band

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Elizabeth Marshall, flute
Laura Medisky, oboe
Corey Mackey, clarinet
Jacqueline Wilson, bassoon
Allen Cordingley, saxophone 
Dan Fairchild, horn
David Cooper, trumpet
David Earll, low brass
Keith Leinert, percussion


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 R. Holsinger, composer/conductor has twice been the recipient of the prestigious Ostwald Composition Prize of the American Bandmasters Association. He joined the School of Music faculty at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, as the inaugural Conductor of the Lee University Wind Ensemble.  Holsinger’s duties include teaching advanced and graduate level instrumental conducting, orchestration, and composition.

Holsinger is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and was inducted into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity’s distinguished Alpha Alpha Chapter at its National convention in Orlando.  He was also presented with the Signature Sinfonian Medal, one of the fraternity’s highest honors.  His compositions have won four major competitions, including a two time ABA Ostwald Award. His compositions have also been finalists in both the DeMoulin and Sudler competitions.

Other awards include the Phi Beta Mu “Outstanding Bandmaster of the Year” and the Women Band Directors International “Al G. Wright Award” for his continued support through the years of women band directors.  Additionally, Holsinger has been named a National Patron of Delta Omicron Music Fraternity, awarded the Distinguished Music Alumni Award from Central Missouri State University, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Orpheus Award, as well as, honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi National Music Fraternity and the Women’s National Band Directors Association, and most recently, honored as a Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate.


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