An Austrian-based artist and filmmaker, Ressler produces installations, public projects, and films on economics, democracy, migration, the climate crisis, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has exhibited internationally and has completed forty-one films that are screened widely.
An award-winning architect, educator and author, Zell’s transformative programs connect art, architecture, and community engagement. With notable research, she fosters design thinking and creativity in both architectural practice and education. She holds degrees from University of Virginia and Yale.
The Fisher/Lau Project (percussion duo of Dr. Abby Fisher and Dr. Matthew Lau) cultivates an international presence through engagements such as the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium (Brisbane, Australia), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, USA), and Ensemble Mise-En Curator Series (Brooklyn, USA). F/L Project promotes the contemporary and avant garde aesthetic with clarity and approachability at concerts, engagement at masterclasses, and through their interactive social media presence. With repertoire extending from European master Philippe Manoury to esteemed compositional voices of today including Alex Temple and Jordan Munson, F/L Project works to perform music from a diverse range of composers.
A Cincinnati artist and educator, Wiethorn’s work is rooted in familial experiences and how those relationships reflect our identities. They have attended the New York Times Portfolio Review, presented at the Society for Photographic Education Conferences, and had their work published online by Vogue Italia.
The Wind Band Conducting Symposium will focus on enhancing conducting, score study, and wind band teaching. Conducting participants will conduct the UWM Wind Ensemble or Symphony Band while receiving feedback from conducting faculty. Session topics also include conducting pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, and musicianship. Attendees may participate as either a Conducting Participant or an Observing Auditor. Conducting participants will also have the opportunity to conduct one of the large wind bands in concert at the end of the symposium.