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Norwood-Norfolk grad makes debut on Carnegie Hall stage

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NORFOLK - Norwood-Norfolk Central School alumni Richard F. Regan (’87) made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut earlier this month in New York City.

On June 9, Regan led The New York Wind Symphony in a thrilling performance to a packed Isaac Stern Auditorium in the storied venue.

Now in his l0th season as music director and principal conductor of The New York Wind Symphony, Regan also maintains conducting positions with The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra where he conducts their summer pops concerts as well as the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Wind Ensemble. He is in demand as a guest conductor of bands and orchestras throughout the country and has also led performances in Beijing, Prague and France. A highly regarded music educator, he is a multiple winner of the Revelli Award and is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Helen M. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award.

Upon graduating from Norwood-Nolfolk High School, Regan received degrees from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (’91) and The Florida State University (’93). He teaches instrumental music at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, where he conducts their award winning wind ensemble.

Phil and Linda Regan along with sister, Ellie Prashaw, from Norwood attended the concert in New York City and said “the performance was outstanding. “ You can keep up with Regan and the wind symphony by logging on to their website: http://www.nyws.org/ and by liking their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GNYWIndSymphony

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