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In addition to conducting the Kansas City Wind Symphony since 2001, Phillip C. Posey has been the artist in residence at The Village Presbyterian Church. Dr. Posey recently retired from teaching at William Jewell College, where he conducted the college symphonic band and served as Director of Instrumental Music for 39 years. He recently retired from his position Principal Conductor of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, which he founded 35 years ago. Dr. Posey has enjoyed success abroad and on the home front. He recently returned to teh United States after two successful seasons with the Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra in Xian, China. In competition, he was a finalist with the Symphony School of America, placing in the "final four" from a group of over 60 adult conductors from all parts of the United States. Since that time, he has been a participating conductor in workshops with the American Symphony Orchestra League and worked with such noted conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Zubin Mehta, and Riccardo Muti.
In July of 2001, Dr. Posey was chosen as a particpating conductor for the orchestral conducting workshop at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, where he was under the tutelage of Maestro Nurham Arman. Dr. Posey is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York; the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Florida State University in Tallahassee. For forther information about Dr. Posey, please visit his website at http://www.philposeymusic.mysite.com
|Pat Setser is the associate conductor of the KCWS. She started her muscial career at age 4, learning to read music before words. She joined the school band and studied with Ken and Nancy Seward. After graduating from Ruskin High School, Ms. Setser went to Central Missouri State University and studied with Dr. Russell Coleman. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music Education and later a Master of Arts in Music Education. She has worked for the North Kansas City School District and been the director of instrumental music at Winnetonka High School for 24 years. Ms. Setser also serves as music coordinator for the district. She is a board member of the Warrensburg Community Band and is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, MMEA and MENC. She was recently named Central Missouri State University Distinguished Music Alumnus.|
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