Triangle Wind Ensemble
The Triangle Wind Ensemble is an adult wind ensemble based in North Carolina's Triangle region. Many of the area's most talented wind and percussion players join together weekly to practice and perform an exciting range of music for audiences in both formal and informal settings. Our repertoire includes transcriptions of orchestral classics, original compositions for wind band, small ensemble pieces, popular medleys and arrangements, as well as holiday and patriotic music for special occasions.
Now celebrating our twentieth year, TWE is based in Cary, where we perform at the Cary Arts Center and Koka Booth Amphitheatre. We also give concerts at other locations in the Triangle, the state of North Carolina, and beyond, and partner with outstanding high school and university ensembles for joint performances. Other activities include charity fundraisers, community concert series, and concerts senior residential communities by invitation. If you are interested in hiring the Triangle Wind Ensemble to perform at your event, please Contact us for additional information and rates. Smaller ensembles, including flute ensembles, brass quintets and choirs, and jazz combos may be available.
The Triangle Wind Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by concert ticket sales, member dues, grants, and generous donations from our Sponsors. If you are interested in supporting the TWE's mission with donations of either time or money, please Contact us for more information or click the button to the right. Thank you!
Dr. Evan Feldman, Artistic Director
Evan Feldman is proud to be in his eighth season with the Triangle Wind Ensemble. As Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Evan conducts the UNC Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting and music education. He also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony and conducts the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has been described as “...the real thing — a conductor with evident ensemble-building skills who knows his way around the podium...”
Evan is an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator both nationally and internationally, with recent engagements in Romania, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, and Tanzania, as well as all-state, all-district, and all-county honor bands in the United States.
Committed to revealing the inner life of music to audiences, Evan uses innovative demonstration excerpts that ‘decompose’ and ‘recompose’ music with the live ensemble. He is also the author of the first online course dedicated to teaching conducting and rehearsal technique. Over 20,000 people have enrolled in the free course through Coursera.org. Evan is passionate about the future of music education. His textbook, Instrumental Music Education, has been adopted by university music education programs throughout the country as one of the training manuals for tomorrow’s music teachers.
An active arranger and researcher, his editions of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Enescu, Antonin Dvořák, Léo Delibes, Ariel Ramirez, and Sergei Prokofiev are published by Tierolff Muziekcentrale, and his research on wind music has been presented at national and international conferences.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Evan previously taught at Central College (Iowa) the College of William and Mary (Virginia) and Hicksville High School (New York).
Previous TWE Music Directors
The Triangle Wind Ensemble appreciates the contributions of past Music Directors and Conductors:
1999 - 2002
1999 - 2001
2002 - 2003
2002 - 2003
2004 - 2010
2011 - Present
Richard Woodbury, Music Director
Eric Grush, Assistant Music Director
Dr. C. Dwayne Wilson, Music Director
Mary May, Assistant Music Director
Tom Shaffer, Interim Conductor
Robert C. Hunter, Music Director
Peter T. Boor, Interim Conductor
Evan Feldman, Music Director
During our 20th Anniversary Concert in April 2019, TWE founder Dan Squillace present the following short history of our organization. Thanks to him and all involved for helping form our organization!