Carl Holmquist


Our Reply to be performed by the Westchester Symphonic Winds!
The fabulous Westchester Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Curt Ebersole, will be performing Our Reply! on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  More details on Performance Calendar page!

Travelin' Band
I am thrilled to have the chance to conduct the world premiere of Travelin' Band with the Three Rivers Conference Honor Band in Southeastern Minnesota on November 13th!

I am honored to have the opportunity to present a clinic session entitled "Grade Thrive: Differentiation and Inspiration through Programming," with three friends from St. Olaf College - Dr. Timothy Mahr, Reid Wixson and Stephanie Scheibe.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 21 @ 10:00am.

Residency at Bridgewater-Raritan High School (NJ)
January 17-18, 2018.  Huge thanks to friend and fellow composer Dr. Thomas Bourgault, for inviting me to be a part of this event!  I, along with composers Timothy Miles and Kathryn Salfelder, will conduct original works and participate in workshops with the students!  Can't wait to get back to my home state!

OMEA District XI Honor Band
I can't wait to compose a new work and conduct this wonderful High School honor band in Western Ohio!  The event will take place on January 26 & 27, 2018.  Many thanks to Greenville High School Band Director, Sara Lewis, for this opportunity to collaborate!

The Edina High School Concert Band, under the direction of Paul Kile, will present the world premiere of Murmurations on February 23, 2018!  The piece depicts the incredible natural phenomenon of a murmuration of starlings. 

Woodhaven High School (MI) visits H-B Woodlawn!
Bradley Faryniarz and his band from Woodhaven High School in Michigan will be traveling to the Washington DC in April, 2018.  We are thrilled to welcome them to H-B Woodlawn for a side-by-side clinic that will feature a new original work!

Commonwealth: H-B Woodlawn and Belchertown High School
Another fabulous music program will join forces with us at HBW this spring!  The Belchertown High School Band and Choir will perform Commonwealth in concert on April 30, 2018!

Commissioned Work - Arrowhead Union High School (WI)
I am super excited to have the chance to compose a second work for this tremendous band, led by good friend Jacob Polancich!  I will have the opportunity to visit the band as they prepare for the premiere this coming May!

"Concertos for Young Soloists" Project
Melanie Brooks, fellow St. Olaf alum and current Doctoral Student at Arizona State University, has asked a number of composers to write a work for a beginning level soloist with a high school level accompaniment.  What a wonderful project!
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