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Bernard Windt

BERNARD WINDT returns for his fourteenth season as Festival Music Director. In 1959 he created the score for the FestivaPs Oregon Centennial offering, The M.aske of the New World, and he has composed nearly all of the musical scores for Festival productions during his tenure here. He has created new musical realizations for John Gay^s work The Beggar's Of era as musical director 'for the 1966 Festival staging. This season he created arrangements for and will be Musical Director for the second annual matinee offering, Maid of the Mill, At the close of the 1963 season, Mr. Windt had composed music for all the plays in the Shakespeare canon. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Music at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, and has done graduate work at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oregon. Mr. Windt is Director of Orchestra and Chorus in the Music Department of the Ashland Public Schools, and annually stages special music-dance productions with student talent.

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BERNARD WINDT, Festival Director of Music, joins the Festival for his tenth season. He has composed music for nearly all of the Festivals productions during his ten years here, and in 1959 created the score for the Festivals Oregon Centennial offering, The Maske of the New World. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in music were taken at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., and he performed graduate work at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oregon. Among his essential interests have been ancient instruments, and the collecting of an extensive personal library of Elizabethan music. Mr. Windt is current Director of Orchestra and Chorus in the Music Department of the Ashland Public Schools.

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BERNARD WINDT, Director of Music for the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, is now completing his sixth season in that capacity. Mr. Windt is also Director of Orchestra and Chorus in the Music Department of the Ashland Public Schools. Included in his Festival activity is the instruction of music courses for the Institute of Renaissance Studies. Mr. Windt received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in music at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and has taken graduate work at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oregon. His teaching assignments were in New York and Pennsylvania prior to Oregon. He is an ancient instruments enthusiast and has collected an extensive personal library of Elizabethan music, both of which pursuits have been essential to his Festival work. Recently Mr. Windt conducted special research at the Huntington Library, seeking new possibilities in unpublished Elizabethan music.

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BERNARD WINDT, Ashland, Oregon, has been Festival Music Director since 1953. During these years he has composed original music for all of the plays in the Shakespearean canon, as well as nearly all of the scores for the FestivaPs period musical productions. In 1959 he created the score for The Maske of the New World, which was presented as the Festival' ial recognition of the Oregon Centennial. Other origins scores he has composed for Festival productions include The Beggar's Opera, new arrangements for The Maid of the Mill, and original music of Elizabethan character and instrumentation for each season ^s Shakespearean plays. Mr. Windt received his M.S. degree in Music from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, followed by advanced study at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. He is a Visiting Instructor of Music at Southern Oregon College in Ashland and possesses the unique talent of being an accomplished luthier.

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BERNARD WINDT, Festivals Music Director, returns to the Festival for his eleventh season. He has composed music for nearly all of the Festivals productions during that time, and in 1959 created the score for the Festival's Oregon Centennial offering, The Maske of the New World. As of the 1963 season, Mr. Windt will have composed music for all the plays in the Shakespearean canon. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in music were taken at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., and he continued graduate work at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oregon. Among his interests have been ancient instruments and the collecting of an extensive personal library of Elizabethan music. For the Institute of Renaissance Studies, he is conducting courses entitled Elizabethan Musicians and Tudor and Jacobean Music. Mr. Windt is Director of Orchestra and Chorus in the Music Department of the Ashand Public Schools and this fall opens his own studio in Medford for private instruction.

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BERNARD WINDT is returning for his thirteenth season as Festival Music Director after a leave of absence last season. In 1959 he created the score for the Festivals Oregon Centennial offering, The Maske of the New World, and he has composed nearly all of the musical scores for Festival productions during his tenure here. This season he created special arrangements for and will be Music Director for The Beggar's 0pera. At the close of the 1963 season, Mr. Windt had composed music for all the plays in the Shakespeare canon. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Music at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, and has done graduate work at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oregon. Mr. Windt is Director of Orchestra and Chorus in the Music Department of the Ash-land Public Schools, and annually stages special music-dance productions with student talent. He also operates his own studio for private instruction in Medford.

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W. BERNARD WINDT is Director of Music both for the Festival and the Ashland schools. He received his B. S. and M. S. in Music from Ithaca College and has done graduate work at the Eastman School of Music and the Universities of Michigan and Oregon, as well as teaching Music in New York State and Pennsylvania. An ancient instruments enthusiast and performer with an extensive library of Elizabethan music, Bernie is supervising the Festival's musical activities for the fourth season.

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Production and Crew -- Shakespeare Production Credits

  1. King John (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  2. Romeo and Juliet (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  3. The Tempest (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  4. Twelfth Night (1969, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  5. As You Like It (1968, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  6. Cymbeline (1968, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  7. Hamlet (1968, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  8. Henry VIII (1968, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  9. Antony and Cleopatra (1967, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  10. Pericles (1967, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  11. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1966, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  12. Love's Labour's Lost (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  13. Romeo and Juliet (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  14. The Life of Henry V (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  15. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1963, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  16. As You Like It (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  17. Coriolanus (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  18. King Henry IV, Part Two (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  19. The Comedy of Errors (1962, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  20. Antony and Cleopatra (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  21. Life and Death of King John (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Choreographer
  22. Measure for Measure (1959, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  23. King Lear (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  24. Much Ado About Nothing (1958, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer
  25. Richard III (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Other
  26. Romeo and Juliet (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Choreographer
  27. Titus Andronicus (1956, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, USA) .... Composer

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