The Ohio State University Wind Ensemble musicians are the finest wind and percussion performers, both graduate and undergraduate, at the Ohio State University. These gifted young players will present an exciting program that displays their remarkable range of musical and dramatic capability. Youthful and dynamic, conductor Gary Lewis is in his premiere season as OSU director of bands. He comes to OSU from the University of Michigan, where he served as director of the Michigan Marching Band and as conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Directions Ensemble. Professor Lewis is active as a guest conductor throughout the United States and is highly respected in the realm of both wind ensemble and orchestral conducting. Clarinet soloist Kathleen Gardiner, holds a prestigious Research and Graduate Council Fellowship and is a doctoral candidate at OSU. She was the first place winner of the International Clarinet Association solo competition in 1994 and the Eastman School of Music concerto competition in 1993. As a professional performer Ms. Gardiner serves as principal clarinet of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.