Michael Schelle (b. 1950, Philadelphia) grew up in northern NewJersey and is Composer in Residence and founder / director of the Composers Orchestra (new music ensemble) at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, USA. His works have been performed by over 300 orchestras across the US and abroad including the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland), the St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Orchestra, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra (Moscow), Czestochowa Philharmonic (Poland), Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Costa Rica), Koenig Ensemble of London, the Banff Centre (Canada), CoMET (Tokyo), Firenza New Music Festival (Italy), Beijing (China) Opera House, and the Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
LISTEN: THE END OF THE WORLD (2011) for large symphonic wind ensemble
University of South Florida Wind Ensemble
Matthew McCutchen, conductor
THE END OF THE WORLD (2011), a consortium commission from 35 US university and professional wind ensembles, was written in response to the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Selected from over 80 international scores, E.O.W. was awarded the 2012 National Band Association “William D. Revelli Composition Prize”.