BIOGRAPHY

    ERWIN CHANDLER
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*      ERWIN CHANDLER holds a MASTER OF MUSIC DEGREE from Indiana University where he studied with
PHILIP FARKAS,former Solo Homist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,and author of  "THE ART OF
HORN PLAYING" and "THE ART OF BRASS PLAYING."
           Mr Chandler has performed with the Reading Symphony Orchestra,the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra (Principal Horn) the Alleghany Music Festival Orchestra(Principal Hom),the American Wind Symphony Orchestra(Pittsburgh),and the Reading Brass Quintet. He is the co-founder of the BERKSHIRE BRASS QUINTET.
*    As a free-lance musician, he has performed with orchestras backing JOHNNY MATHIS,LOLA FALANA,ELVIS PRESLEY,ANDY WILLIAMS,HENRY MANCINI., OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, PETULA CLARK,STARS OF  LAWRENCE WELK SHOW.(As CONDUCTOR). He has served on the staff orchestras of the VALLEY FORGE MUSIC FAIR and
the HERSHEY THEATER.

*          MR. CHANDLER earned a B.S.Degree in Music Education from ITHACA COLLEGE(NY) and a M.S.Degree in Performance from INDIANA UNIVERSITY (BLOOMINGTON,IND) He has taught in the PORT JERVIS,N.Y. PUBLIC SCHOOLS,MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY,TIDEWATER MUSIC CAMP, LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE MUSIC CAMP , INTERLOCHEN NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP , LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE,MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL.
                 He and his wife,PATRICE, share a Music Studio in Reading PA.

      *As a COMPOSER, Mr. Chandler has received several commissions and awards. He is the recipient of the prestigious GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDAL OF HONOR for high achievement in composition for his work
"THE CONSTITUTION" (VALLEY FORGE FREEDOM FOUNDATION). His compositions. have been performed in Europe
 as well as.throughout the USA. Grants from MEET THE COMPOSER were awarded for appearances at colleges
and high schools where he has served as guest   Lecture,Clinician,as well as Conductor for his own compositions.

     *In addition,he is very active as a JAZZ PIANIST/HORNIST as well as a composer of over 700  songs.
He has composed music in many styles and for a variety of  Instrumental combinations.
     Mr .Chandler has served as a Jazz adjudicator and guest  clinician..

     *COMMISSIONS for original works  have been received from the READING SYMPHONY Orchestra (Reading,PA), POTTSTOWN SYMPHONY Orchestra (Pottstown,Pa), the NEW HOLLAND BAND (Pa),GOVERNOR MIFFLIN MUSIC ASSOCIATION ,Shillington,PA, SCHUYKILL VALLEY DANCE COMPANY(Pottstown,PA), MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL, MUHLENBURG ELEMENTARY MUSIC DEPARTMENT, BAINBRIDGE(Pa) BAND ,HERSHEY SYMPHONY  
Individuals include  MARTHA HESS (Oboe Concerto),DR.JAMES RYAN (Trombone solo) , CHRIS GEKKER & GARY MASKE (Duo for Trumpet and Tuba).        
   
     *Mr. Chandler is a member of   A.S.C.A.P and AFM local 132-211.
     

PAT-ER-CHAN MUSIC provides high quality music at reasonably low prices, Special compositions and arrangements for public school music programs are emphasized.Composers in our catalog are also experienced teachers, and understand the needs of young students.Music for all levels is available.