2019 Youth Concerts

Youth Concerts: "Road Trip Across America"

Dwayne Corbin | Conductor

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 10:30AM Laxson Auditorium, Chico, CA | red-ticket Get Tickets!
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 9:15AM State Theatre, Red Bluff, CA
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 10:30AM State Theatre, Red Bluff, CA
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 9:15AM Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA (Little One's Concert) | red-ticket Get Tickets!
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 11:00AM Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA | red-ticket Get Tickets!

Symphonic Music in America reflects a cultural melting pot that brewed up entirely brand new forms of musical expression, from Jazz to Folk to Blues.  In our annual Youth Concerts, the North State Symphony explores the sometimes bold, brash, poignant, and always diverse facets of how our country's unique personality changed Symphonic music traditions forever.

BERNSTEIN Selections from West Side Story
JOPLIN Music from The Sting
STILL Blues from Lenox Avenue
GROFÉ "On the Trail" from Grand Canyon Suite

and much more!

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Past concert sponsors include the Sierra Pacific Foundation, First Five Shasta, Charles and Joan Genthe, Bob and Louise Wilkinson, Montessori Children's House of Shady Oaks, Kinderland Child Development Center, North State Parent Magazine, and the California Cascade Association for the Education of Young Children. Thank you!

Who's Who?

CONDUCTOR: Dr. Dwayne Corbin
Conductor, percussionist, and educator are three ways Dr. Corbin has proven himself to be a successful and integral part of Northern California’s music community. As conductor of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, he has grown the orchestra and its funding while continuing to position the Shasta Symphony as a key educational/artistic organization in Shasta County and the surrounding region. He also is Associate Professor of Instrumental Music at Simpson University, serves as the Resident Conductor of the North State Symphony, and just completed a successful one-year interim position as Assistant Conductor of the Juneau Symphony.

In the past, Dr. Corbin conducted wind ensembles at Wheaton College and the University of Cincinnati, led the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, and taught public school programs in the greater Seattle and Chicago areas. Corbin has held the position of Principal Percussionist in the North State Symphony since 2006, regularly presents jazz and classical percussion recitals, and leads the Shasta Percussion Workshop, a summer percussion immersion course. Dr. Corbin’s composition Cage for One won first place in the 2009 Percussive Arts Society composition contest and is published by C. F. Peters.

Corbin earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Masters of Music in percussion performance from Central Washington University, and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Wheaton College. He resides in Redding, CA with his wife, Caryn, and their two sons, Andrew and Peter.