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Dwight Winenger in the woods
Dwight Winenger

Born: June 6, 1936, Argos, Indiana, USA.

Education: Diploma, 1954; Famous Artists Schools, Westport, Connecticut; BA, 1958; Indiana State Teachers College and MA, 1959; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana; Postgraduate work, 1970; Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; Postgraduate work, 1986-1990; College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.



Experience: Motion picture projectionist, Cozy Theater, Argos, Indiana; Microfilmist, Marshall County Assessor's Office, Plymouth, Indiana; Tenor and Bass Trombonist, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band, Indiana State University, and 451st Army Band; Graduate assistant, Art Department, Indiana State University; Art instructor, Wiley High School, Terre Haute, Indiana; Art sales, Lyman Brothers, Indianapolis, Indiana; Studio artist and partner in Printing Division, Creative Designs Advertising Art Studio, Indianapolis, Indiana; Art/Spanish/English instructor, Tyner High School, Tyner, Indiana; Art Supervisor, Plymouth Community Schools, Plymouth, Indiana; Band/Chorus/English/Spanish/Art instructor, Prairie Consolidated School, New Raymer, Colorado; Chairman, Art Department, C.M. Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana; Licensed "Fine Arts and Related Technologies," College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California; Studio artist, Palm Springs Life magazine, Palm Springs, California; Associate Conductor, Chamber Orchestra of the Desert, Palm Desert, California; Publisher and Managing Editor, Living Music Journal; Executive Director, The Living Music Foundation, Inc.; Webmaster, Living Music Web Site.

Awards: National Design Award, Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan, 1968; Kappa Pi National Competition, honorable mention, 1958; Henri Memorial Awards, 1956, 1957, 1958; Tirey Memorial Scholarship, 1955; Design Magazine Cover Award, 1954; Special State Scholarships 1954-1958; Award for Service to Orchestra of the Desert, 1988; Broadcast Music Awards (BMI), 1989, 1991, 2002.

Honors: Governor's Commission for the Fine Arts in Indiana, 1962-1965; Citation for Service to Public Art Education, Great Falls, Montana, 1973; Knighted by Robert Holmberg (Knight of Nannebrog--Denmark), 1982; Advisory Council, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England; Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, 1988; International Man of the Year, International Biographical Centre, 1992; World Intellectual, 1993.

Selected works: Breeze for Band; Recurrent Ordinals for seven assorted instruments; Modal Disentanglements On Popular Tunes for small ensemble; Not Vivaldi for two violins and small orchestra ; String Quartet #2 (Phonistic Numerals); Structural Variations On Two Obscure Themes for solo cello; Somber Cotillion for full military band (Diplomacy of Terror)

Publications and articles: MUSIC FOR DUMMIES; LIVING MUSIC; "A Trilon Comeback," THEATRE CRAFTS, 10/69; "Come Up And See My Etchings Sometime," MONTANA ARTS, spring/1970; "The Nature Of Change and Schoenbergian Harmony," EX TEMPORE, fall/winter/1987; FUNCTIONAL CHROMATICISM FOR THE KEYBOARD (e-book), 1995

Biographical listings: 500 Leaders of Influence; International Who's Who In Music; Personalities of the Americas; Men of Achievement; Community Leaders of America; 5,000 Personalities of the World; International Book of Honor; International Leaders of Achievement; Dictionary of International Biography; Men and Women of Distinction; Biographical Roll of Honor; Directory of Distinguished Americans; 2,000 Notable American Men; International Register of Profiles; International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; International Who's Who of Intellectuals; 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century, 2000



"Of the three pieces for solo acoustic cello, two lacked the flare of the electronic works. The exception came from Dwight Winenger, whose Structural Variations on Two Obscure Themes delighted with its inventive and playful reminiscences...." --Michael Huebner, News Staff Writer--BIRMINGHAM NEWS/Today (11/20/01)

Tres Cher Maitre WINENGER,
J'ai le plaisir de vous informer que votre piece pour cello solo - que j'avais presente le 16-XI a l'AMERICAN CENTER de BUCHAREST - a eu un GRAND SUCCES!
FELLICITATIONS ! --Serban Nichifor, virtuoso cellist--10/18/01 (Bucharest, Romania)

Update: February 1, 2004:

Dear Maestro WINENGER,
      I have the pleasure of sending you my compendium "INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER MUSIC" - for my course at the National University of Music in Bucharest. In fact, this is an INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES because Computer Music - this marvelous genre - is 99 % AMERICAN MUSIC !!!
      The text is in Romanian, but with numerous English Expressions. In Chapter A (Chronology), I have inserted some information about you and your magnificent LIVING MUSIC FOUNDATION.
Yours faithfully,
Serban NICHIFOR

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