An accomplished composer, teacher, and trumpet player, Vince Gassi has taught music for 25 years and has published over 100 works. He joins the show to share some of the wisdom that he's gained over a distinguished career.
An Alfred Publishing author since 2006, Vince Gassi is a much sought-after composer, conductor, and clinician. With over 100 published titles to his credit, Vince's creative and energetic style has made him a favourite with young musicians. His works, both challenging and musically rewarding, appear on many international concert and contest lists. Vince received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and later studied composing and arranging at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, California. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at York University in Toronto, Canada. For twenty-five years Vince has taught Instrumental Music at the elementary and secondary school levels. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician throughout the United States and Canada. His 'Cool Ideas' and 'Digital Workflows for Music Directors' workshops focus on ways to engage students and teachers in the creative process. Vince continues to receive many commissions and his works have been recorded and performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. His pieces are frequently performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Vince currently lives in the Greater Toronto Area.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
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