New PARMA Project: Dwight Beckham’s Orchestral Works

We’re pleased to announce that composer Dwight Beckham has signed on to release a collection of orchestral works recorded earlier this year with PARMA and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc, CZ.

Dwight Beckham.jpegKansas composer Dwight Beckham, Sr. (1931-) did his undergraduate and graduate work at Wichita University. He has studied composition with Homer Keller, Adrian Pouliot, Harold Moyer, Joshua Missal and Robert Marek. In addition to teaching 40 years in the public schools and colleges of Kansas he has played trumpet with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Wichita
Wind Ensemble. Mr. Beckham has been inducted into the Newton High School (Kansas) Hall of Fame, the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame and the Kansas Music Educators’ Association Hall of Fame. He was recently chosen Outstanding Bandmaster by the Kansas Bandmasters Association. A member of ASCAP he has a number of
publications with Wingert-Jones, Grand Mesa, Daehn, TRN and C. Alan. His works include commissions for concert band, full orchestra, string orchestra and chamber groups. He is the recipient of a Kansas Arts Commission Fellowship in Music Composition.

Keep an eye out for updates on this release project, which is currently in audio post-production at PARMA!

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