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Mondays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Spaulding Auditorium

Wednesdays, 6-9 PM
Hartman Rehearsal Hall

Audition required. For information on auditions please call 603.646.3631.

CONCERTS FOR 2013/2014
Fall concert
Winter concert
Spring concert

Contact Matthew M. Marsit for information: 603.646.3631 or email: dcwe@dartmouth.edu
Office: Room 53 Hopkins Center
Address: Dartmouth College, 6187 Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH 03755



One of the premiere ensembles of the Hopkins Center, the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble is a select, auditioned wind ensemble of 50 members, performing a wide variety of music from the late 19th, 20th and 21st century wind ensemble repertoire. Offering three concerts per year in Spaulding Auditorium, the DCWE also gives several special event performances on and off campus. Wind Ensemble concerts take on a wide variety of formats ranging from chamber to symphonic ensembles, from the traditional to the avant-garde. To date, the DCWE has recorded 14 CDs and has its concerts broadcast regularly on a local, Upper Valley cable television network. Learn much more about the DCWE by visiting our website: dartmouth.edu/~dcwe

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble explores the great and ever-expanding concert repertoire for wind ensemble, works ranging from chamber to symphonic, and shares this music with our community and those communities beyond the boundaries of the Dartmouth College campus through concertizing, small and large outreach projects and performances, and charitable endeavors that bring the gift of music and music making to all who welcome it.

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble is a melting pot for the students of Dartmouth College, as well as members of the Hanover regional community. Most of our members have a major other than music at Dartmouth College, and the community musicians, professions other than music; however, each member must complete a rigorous and competitive audition for a place in the ensemble. Through this, the ensemble provides an opportunity for students to develop friendships with a more diverse group from across the Dartmouth campus, a group that shares one common goal: excellence in music making.

The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble strives to educate not only the students of Dartmouth College, but also the community of audience members locally and beyond on the wind ensemble as a vehicle for exciting, high caliber performance. This is accomplished through engaging and interactive performances and with special programs like the DARTMOUTH YOUTH WINDS.

An active conductor and clarinetist, Matthew M. Marsit has led ensembles and performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the United States. Currently on the artistic staff of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts at Dartmouth College as Director of Bands, Matthew has previously held conducting positions with Cornell University, Drexel University, the Chestnut Hill Orchestra, the Bucks County Youth Ensembles and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Matthew has served as a guest conductor, clinician and consultant for a great number of schools, institutions and festivals throughout the eastern United States, and has produced a recording project for the United States Military Academy West Point Band. In December of 2011, Matthew was named artistic director of the Charles River Wind Ensemble, based in Watertown, Massachusetts.

As a clarinetist, Matthew has performed with many ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Fairmont Chamber Orchestra, Cornell University’s “Ensemble X” and has made solo appearances with the Handel Society at Dartmouth, the Cornell University Jazz Ensemble, the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary, the Drexel University Symphony Orchestra and the Chestnut Hill Orchestra. In 2012, he was named as the clarinet faculty at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH.

An advocate for the use of music as a vehicle for service, Matthew has led ensembles on service missions in Costa Rica and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, collecting instruments for donation to schools, performing charity benefit concerts and offering workshops to benefits arts programs in struggling schools. His current work at Dartmouth allows for outreach projects in the rural schools of New Hampshire and Vermont, working to stimulate interest in school performing arts programs.

A native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Matthew moved first to Philadelphia to complete his studies in music at Temple University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003, where he studied clarinet with Anthony Gigliotti and Ronald Reuben and conducting with Luis Biava and Arthur Chodoroff. Additionally, Matthew has studied conducting with some of the world’s most prominent instructors including Mark Davis Scatterday of the Eastman School of the Music, Timothy Reynish of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK and Gianluigi Gelmeetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 2012, Matthew completed a graduate degree in Orchestral Conducting with Bruce Hangen at The Boston Conservatory.