Professor and band members receive top state honors

Date Posted: December 15, 2008

MILWAUKEE – Three outstanding Wisconsin Lutheran College musicians and one professor have been selected to represent the college at the Wisconsin Chapter National Band Association (WNBA) State Convention in Wisconsin Rapids January 23-24, 2009.

Approximately 95 musicians selected from colleges and universities throughout the state make up the membership of this elite ensemble. The three students selected from Wisconsin Lutheran are freshman Daniel Tilly of West Bend, Wisconsin, tuba, freshman Quinten Petersen of Madison, Wisconsin, percussion and for the second year in a row senior Joseph Workman, of McLean, Virginia, trumpet.

"It is an honor that these three students were chosen to represent WLC in this way," says Terry Treuden professor and director of instrumental music. "The fact that they were selected makes it clear that they are high-caliber musicians."

Treuden will join his students at the WNBA convention as a guest conductor of the student ensemble. This is the second time he has been chosen for this honor.

Treuden has been the director of instrumental music at Wisconsin Lutheran College since the fall of 1999. He taught instrumental and other music courses for 30 years at the high school level before joining the faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran. Treuden is active as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor in jazz and concert band performance. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Bandmaster Award by the Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the professional bandmaster fraternity.