Artist's BiographyBill Malambri is a native of Fairmont, North Carolina. He earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (B.S.), East Carolina University (M.M.), and the University of South Carolina (D.M.A.). Additional conducting study was with Frederick Fennell. He is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Winthrop University, a position he has held since 1978. In addition to conducting the Wind Orchestra, Dr. Malambri teaches applied conducting on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and administers the annual Invitational Band Clinic. The inaugural clinic was held in 1981 and has employed notable clinician/conductors including Frederick Fennell, Robert Jager, David Shaffer, Jared Spears, James Curnow, James Croft, Kenneth Bloomquist, Robert Winslow, Stanley Michalski, James Keene, Allen LaFave, Bruce Ammann, Dale Lonis, Alan Beck, Brian Shelborne, Gary Lamb, Gary Green, Robert Jorgensen, and Marco Bazzoli.
Conducting, clinician, adjudication, and consultation assignments have taken Dr. Malambri to 20 states, the District of Columbia, and the nations of Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Republic of Korea, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and frequent trips to Norway since 1988. Included in these appearances are performances with the United States Army Band, the United States Army Field Band, the United States Air Force Band, the United States Navy Band, the United States Continental Army Band, service as the principal guest conductor for the International Music Camp in 1999, three concerts at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference by the Winthrop Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, a concert by the Wind Ensemble at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference, four concerts during September, 1999 with the Bergen District (Norway) Army Band, a concert with the Russian Admiralty Navy Band at the Shostakovich Great Hall (Saint Petersburg) in March, 2004, a performance at the 2005 annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association, and a concert by the Wind Orchestra at the 2007 Southern Division of the Music Educators National Conference/South Carolina Music Educators conference. Recent appearances include band festival adjudication in seven states and clinician/conducting sessions at the North Carolina All-State Band, the North Dakota All-State Band, the South Dakota All-State Band, the North Region (South Dakota) Honor Band, the Birmingham-Southern College (Alabama) Honor Band, the Augustana College (South Dakota) Honor Band, the Armstrong-Atlantic University (Georgia) Honor Band, and the Mount Rushmore (South Dakota) International Music Camp. Dr. Malambri served as the sole American judge for the Italian National Marching Show Band Competition in Como, Italy during July, 2006, and for the same event in Busto Arsizio, Italy in 2007. He provided the same service to the Malgrat de Mar (Spain) International Music Festival in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and is scheduled to return for the 2008 festival. During June, 2007, Dr. Malambri conducted concerts by municipal bands in Amares, Portugal, and Padova, Italy, and in August, 2007 and 2008, served as conductor/clinician for the Mount Rushmore Music Camp (South Dakota). He conducted two performances by the Wind Orchestra in Malgrat de Mar during October, 2007, and served as a judge for the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia World Marching Band Competition in December, 2007. Dr. Malambri adjudicated the Singapore Music Festival in April, 2008, and during the next 18 months, he is scheduled to judge in four states, the nations of Holland, Australia, and Singapore, and to guest conduct in North Carolina and Ohio.
Professional affiliations include membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, South Carolina Music Educators Association, South Carolina Band Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is a conducting clinician for Conn-Selmer, Incorporated, and available for guest conducting appearances through grants made by that firm