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Michael Votta

Professor, Conducting
Director, Wind Activities
Wind & Percussion Division
B.M., M.M. University of Michigan; D.M.A. Eastman School of Music

Michael Votta, Jr. has been hailed by critics as “a conductor with the drive and ability to fully relay artistic thoughts” and praised for his “interpretations of definition, precision and most importantly, unmitigated joy.” Ensembles under his direction have received critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for their “exceptional spirit, verve and precision,” their “sterling examples of innovative programming” and “the kind of artistry that is often thought to be the exclusive purview of top symphonic ensembles.

Votta currently serves as Director of Wind Activities at the University of Maryland where he holds the rank of Professor. Under his leadership, the UMD Wind Orchestra has been invited to perform at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and has performed with major artists such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, the Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain.
 
His performances have been heard in broadcasts throughout the US, on Austrian National Radio (ÖRF), and Southwest German Television, and have been released internationally on the Primavera label. Numerous major composers including George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Louis Andriessen, Karel Husa, Olly Wilson, Barbara Kolb, and Warren Benson have praised his performances of their works.
 
Votta has taught conducting seminars in the US and Israel, and has guest conducted and lectured at institutions such as the Prague Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the National Arts Camp at Interlochen. He has also conducted and presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, and at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Conductors Guild.
 
He is the author of numerous articles on wind literature and conducting. His arrangements and editions for winds have been performed and recorded by university and professional wind ensembles in the US, Europe and Japan. He is currently the Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, and has served as Editor of the CBDNA Journal, as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Investigation of Wind Music (IGEB), and on the board of the Conductors Guild.
 
Before his appointment at Maryland, Votta held conducting positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Ithaca College, the University of South Florida, Miami University (Ohio) and Hope College.
 
Votta holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree from the Eastman School of Music where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with Donald Hunsberger. A native of Michigan, Votta received his undergraduate training and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds.
 

As a clarinetist, Votta has performed as a soloist throughout the US and Europe.  His solo and chamber music recordings are available on the Partridge and Albany labels.heard in broadcasts throughout the US, on Austrian National Radio (ÖRF), and Southwest German Television, and have been released internationally on the Primavera label.  Numerous major composers including George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Louis Andriessen, Karel Husa, Olly Wilson, Barbara Kolb, and Warren Benson have praised his performances of their works.

 

Votta has taught conducting seminars in the US and Israel, and has guest conducted and lectured at institutions such as the Prague Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the National Arts Camp at Interlochen.  He has also conducted and presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, and at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Conductors Guild.

 

He is the author of numerous articles on wind literature and conducting.  His arrangements and editions for winds have been performed and recorded by university and professional wind ensembles in the US, Europe and Japan.  He is currently the Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, and has served as Editor of the CBDNA Journal, as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Investigation of Wind Music (IGEB), and on the board of the Conductors Guild.

 

Before his appointment at Maryland, Votta held conducting positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Ithaca College, the University of South Florida, Miami University (Ohio) and Hope College.

 

Votta holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree from the Eastman School of Music where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with Donald

MICHAEL VOTTA, JR.  has been hailed by critics as “a conductor with the drive and ability to fully relay artistic thoughts” and praised for his “interpretations of definition, precision and most importantly, unmitigated joy.”  Ensembles under his direction have received critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for their “exceptional spirit, verve and precision,” their “sterling examples of innovative programming” and “the kind of artistry that is often thought to be the exclusive purview of top symphonic ensembles.”  

 

Votta  currently serves as Director of Wind Activities at the University of Maryland where he holds the rank of Professor.  Under his leadership, the UM Wind Orchestra has been invited to perform at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and has performed with major artists such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, the Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

MICHAEL VOTTA, JR.  has been hailed by critics as “a conductor with the drive and ability to fully relay artistic thoughts” and praised for his “interpretations of definition, precision and most importantly, unmitigated joy.”  Ensembles under his direction have received critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for their “exceptional spirit, verve and precision,” their “sterliMICHAEL VOTTA, JR.  has been hailed by critics as “a conductor with the drive and ability to fully relay artistic thoughts” and praised for his “interpretations of definition, precision and most importantly, unmitigated joy.”  Ensembles under his direction have received critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for their “exceptional spirit, verve and precision,” their “sterling examples of innovative programming” and “the kind of artistry that is often thought to be the exclusive purview of top symphonic ensembles.”  

 

 

Votta  currently serves as Director of Wind Activities at the University of Maryland where he holds the rank of Professor.  Under his leadership, the UM Wind Orchestra has been invited to perform at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and has performed with major artists such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, the Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

 

His performances have been heard in broadcasts throughout the US, on Austrian National Radio (ÖRF), and Southwest German Television, and have been released internationally on the Primavera label.  Numerous major composers including George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Louis Andriessen, Karel Husa, Olly Wilson, Barbara Kolb, and Warren Benson have praised his performances of their works.

 

Votta has taught conducting seminars in the US and Israel, and has guest conducted and lectured at institutions such as the Prague Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the National Arts Camp at Interlochen.  He has also conducted and presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, and at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Conductors Guild.

 

He is the author of numerous articles on wind literature and conducting.  His arrangements and editions for winds have been performed and recorded by university and professional wind ensembles in the US, Europe and Japan.  He is currently the Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, and has served as Editor of the CBDNA Journal, as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Investigation of Wind Music (IGEB), and on the board of the Conductors Guild.

 

Before his appointment at Maryland, Votta held conducting positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Ithaca College, the University of South Florida, Miami University (Ohio) and Hope College.

 

Votta holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree from the Eastman School of Music where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with Donald Hunsberger.  A native of Michigan, Votta received his undergraduate training and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds.

 

As a clarinetist, Votta has performed as a soloist throughout the US and Europe.  His solo and chamber music recordings are available on the Partridge and Albany labels.g examples of innovative programming” and “the kind of artistry that is often thought to be the exclusive purview of top symphonic ensembles.”  

 

Votta  currently serves as Director of Wind Activities at the University of Maryland where he holds the rank of Professor.  Under his leadership, the UM Wind Orchestra has been invited to perform at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, and has performed with major artists such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, the Imani Winds and Daniel Bernard Roumain.

 

His performances have been heard in broadcasts throughout the US, on Austrian National Radio (ÖRF), and Southwest German Television, and have been released internationally on the Primavera label.  Numerous major composers including George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Louis Andriessen, Karel Husa, Olly Wilson, Barbara Kolb, and Warren Benson have praised his performances of their works.

 

Votta has taught conducting seminars in the US and Israel, and has guest conducted and lectured at institutions such as the Prague Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the National Arts Camp at Interlochen.  He has also conducted and presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, and at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Conductors Guild.

 

He is the author of numerous articles on wind literature and conducting.  His arrangements and editions for winds have been performed and recorded by university and professional wind ensembles in the US, Europe and Japan.  He is currently the Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, and has served as Editor of the CBDNA Journal, as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Investigation of Wind Music (IGEB), and on the board of the Conductors Guild.

 

Before his appointment at Maryland, Votta held conducting positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Ithaca College, the University of South Florida, Miami University (Ohio) and Hope College.

 

Votta holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree from the Eastman School of Music where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with Donald Hunsberger.  A native of Michigan, Votta received his undergraduate training and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds.

 

As a clarinetist, Votta has performed as a soloist throughout the US and Europe.  His solo and chamber music recordings are available on the Partridge and Albany labels.

His performances have been heard in broadcasts throughout the US, on Austrian National Radio (ÖRF), and Southwest German Television, and have been released internationally on the Primavera label.  Numerous major composers including George Crumb, Christopher Rouse, Louis Andriessen, Karel Husa, Olly Wilson, Barbara Kolb, and Warren Benson have praised his performances of their works.

 

Votta has taught conducting seminars in the US and Israel, and has guest conducted and lectured at institutions such as the Prague Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the National Arts Camp at Interlochen.  He has also conducted and presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, and at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Conductors Guild.

 

He is the author of numerous articles on wind literature and conducting.  His arrangements and editions for winds have been performed and recorded by university and professional wind ensembles in the US, Europe and Japan.  He is currently the Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, and has served as Editor of the CBDNA Journal, as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for the Investigation of Wind Music (IGEB), and on the board of the Conductors Guild.

 

Before his appointment at Maryland, Votta held conducting positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Ithaca College, the University of South Florida, Miami University (Ohio) and Hope College.

 

Votta holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degree from the Eastman School of Music where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and studied with Donald Hunsberger.  A native of Michigan, Votta received his undergraduate training and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds.

 

As a clarinetist, Votta has performed as a soloist throughout the US and Europe.  His solo and chamber music recordings are available on the Partridge and Albany labels.Hunsberger.  A native of Michigan, Votta received his undergraduate training and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds.

 

As a clarinetist, Votta has performed as a soloist throughout the US and Europe.  His solo and chamber music recordings are available on the Partridge and Albany labels.

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