Brass concert honors retiring professor

0 Comment Wayne.Steffen
February 24, 2014

Wayne Huber, music faculty since 1971,  conducts his last concert March 6.

Huber, associate professor of music, will conduct the Pacific Brass ensemble and a special “mass brass” at 7:30 p.m. in Butler Church, 4884 E. Butler, Fresno. Huber retires in May.

Admission is free. More information is available at events.fresno.edu or by calling 559-453-2267. Concert highlights include the folk hymn “Wondrous Love,” 17th century canzons by Giovanni Gabrieli and Bartolini and Lennon and McCartney’s “Yesterday.”

Known throughout the community as a musician and teacher, Huber has been a member of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and Fresno Opera Orchestra; performed with Ringling Brothers Circus, Ice Capades and Walt Disney on Parade;been a studio musician in Las Vegas and Los Angeles; and music director at University Presbyterian Church, Fresno. His private students have landed the first chair in the California All State Honor Band and Honor Orchestra, and his university students have been part of the Christian Instrumental Director's Association's National Honor Band. His wife, Laurell, is a private piano, organ and harpsichord teacher and retired adjunct faculty.

At FPU, Huber has taught trumpet and music theory and led the Musica Pacifica Baroque Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band as well as the Pacific Brass. He has also chaired the Humanities Division, overseen performing arts adjunct faculty and taken on other administrative duties. Huber received the 2003 President's Service Award for Outstanding Faculty.

Huber’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from California State University, Fresno, and he has done graduate work at institutions including Westminster Choir College, Stanford University, the Schola Cantorum in Switzerland, the Royal Conservatory in Denmark and Indiana University. Huber also plays recorder, piano, harpsichord and pipe organ. Among his professional affiliations are membership in the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, the Historical Brass Society, International Trumpet Guild, American Recorder Society, San Francisco Early Music Society and American Guild of Organists.

Photo: Wayne Huber, far right, with the 2005-2006 Pacific Brass

About the author

Wayne Steffen is university editor at Fresno Pacific University, where he edits Pacific magazine. Before joining FPU in 1996, he was a writer and editor at several community newspapers and a college in the Midwest.

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