John Madden Appointed Artistic Director of Savannah Wind Symphony

Courtesy of Savannah Wind Symphony

After an intensive search process, The Savannah Wind Symphony Board of Directors announce the appointment of John Madden as the Artistic Director of the Savannah Wind Symphony (SWS). Madden (shown at right) began his five-year term effective July 1, 2024.

Madden, a conductor, trumpet player, and music arranger has been a music educator since 1985. He is an Emeritus Professor of Music in the College of Music at Michigan State University where he served on the faculty for 28 years. He maintains an active performance schedule as clinician and guest conductor with both educational and professional bands. Invitations to guest conduct have taken him across the United States, Central Europe, and to Shanghai, China. In addition to his work as a conductor, Madden is in demand as an adjudicator, music arranger, drill designer, and trumpet player. Most recently he served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Meridian Community Band in Okemos, Michigan.

Click here to read a Press Release from Savannah Wind Symphony on Madden's appointment. 

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