Harold J. Crosby Band Camp
Dexter, Maine
2018
September 14, 15, & 16, 2018
 



Dr. Christian Wilhjelm
Music Director -Ridgewood Concert Band

Dr. Christian Wilhjelm has been the Conductor and Music Director of the Ridgewood Concert Band since it’s founding in 1983. Under his direction, the RCB has become widely recognized as one of the leading wind orchestras in the nation.

Dr. Wilhjelm graduated from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Harry Shapiro of the Boston Symphony. He was the principal hornist with the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gunther Schuller and the Conservatory Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frank Battisti. While a student, he spent three summers performing in the Fellowship Orchestra at Tanglewood where he had the distinction of being named a Leonard Bernstein Fellow. He received a Master of Music degree from The College of New Jersey and a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.

In April 2014, Dr. Wilhjelm was elected to the American Bandmasters Association. This storied organization, founded in 1929 by Edwin Franko Goldman Albert Augustus Harding, and John Philip Sousa, has been the premier association of professional conductors and composers active in the band world for 85 years. Dr. Wilhjelm is the first New Jersey high school educator to be invited in the association’s history.

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