ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE
The mission of the Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble is to provide a performance outlet for music educators and other accomplished musicians, to educate and share music with the local community, and to promote wind and percussion literature as a form of communication and cultural enrichment.
A native of New York State, Cliff Chapman received the Performer’s Certificate in Percussion, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Master of Music in Conducting from the State University of New York at Fredonia and has done additional graduate study at Michigan State University. Prior to his tenure with the Clarkston Community Schools, Mr. Chapman served as Graduate Teaching Assistant with the SUNY Fredonia School of Music and was a member of the Department of Music Faculty at Eastern Michigan University. During his 27 years with the Clarkston Community Schools he served as the CHS Instrumental Music Director, Music and Art Department Chair, K-12 Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, and Associate Band Director at both Clarkston and Sashabaw Middle Schools.
As an active member of professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, he has served as State Chair of the National Band Association, State Chair of the American School Band Directors Association, and is a Past President of the Michigan Competing Band Association and Past State President of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.
board of directors
Eric Crimmins – Managing director and Founder
Cliff Chapman – Music director and conductor
Kendra Peterson – Treasurer
Kathy Chapman – Recording Secretary
Anne Decker-Beck – Publicity
Our next concert will be held at Clarkston High School on May 1st at 3:00 pm! Join us for an afternoon of live music!