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CHANDLER L. WILSON

Educator | Conductor | Composer | Arranger

Welcome,

to the home of Chandler Wilson Music.

Chandler Wilson is the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music

Education at Florida State University. His responsibilities with athletic bands include being a

part of the creative team behind the Marching Chiefs and FSU’s athletic pep band program,

Seminole Sound, which primarily supports the men’s basketball program, the women’s

basketball and volleyball programs. As a part of the wind band conducting and music education

faculty, Dr. Wilson teaches courses in music education and conducts various concert ensembles.

Dr. Wilson is a native of Miami, FL. He attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) where he

earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education. While a student at FAMU, he served as the

University Band President and section leader of the saxophones. During his time at FAMU, he

was selected as the student arranger and conductor for the marching and symphonic bands and

was selected as one of the first student staff members for the "Marching 100". Dr. Wilson earned

a Master of Arts in Wind Band Conducting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his

Ph.D. in Music Education with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from Florida State

University.

Newest Works

Chandler Wilson's newest musical works provide an opportunity to showcase your ensemble

while enjoying fine instrumental literature that is becoming a staple in the community.

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This work is full of rhythmic excitement with some form of classic flare, which embodies the overwhelming personality and career of Dr. Julian E. White, Distinguished Professor of Music (ret.), Florida A&M University... READ MORE 

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From graduation, prom, senior trips, musical performances, and more, their senior year has been less than ideal due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. Life puts us in difficult situations where barriers need to be broken, and many times these barriers are out of our control... READ MORE 

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This work was commissioned by Mae Weiss, and the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.High Intensity is an exciting and energetic work that can be used as a concert opener or closer.The opening motif is based on a tune that my two-year-old daughter sings around the house, asshe runs like a future Olympian. READ MORE 

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This work is constructed for an ensemble of 16 wind players and 3 percussionists. Just Vibe!, represents a taste of the African-American culture with ideas, such as musical licks similar to groups like Earth Wind and Fire/Heatwave, grooves heard in 1990’s hip-hop... READ MORE 

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This work is full of energy from beginning to end with a driving tempo and rhythmic ideas. Imagine yourself running through a forest under a moonlit sky, chasing shooting stars as they travel through the Earth’s atmosphere...

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The inspiration for creating this work came while watching President Obama depart the Oval Office for the final time on inauguration day. As he walked out of the office, Wilson thought “I could write a piece based on the swag in his walk.”...

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