Eugene Migliaro Corporon

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Eugene Migliaro Corporon is an American conductor, known for his work with wind ensembles[1] and is a scholar of wind/band music repertoire. He is co-editor of two literature catalogues, Wind Ensemble/Band Repertoire (1984) and Wind Ensemble Literature (1975), as well as all seven volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Series (GIA Publications). He also is co-host on the Inner Game of Music videotape.

Mr. Corporon and his various groups have recorded over 400 works on the Toshiba/EMI, Klavier, Mark, Donemus, Soundmark, GIA, CAFUA, and Centaur labels.


Eugene Migliaro Corporon is the conductor of the Wind Symphony and Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas College of Music. As Director of Wind Studies he guides all aspects of the program, including the masters and doctoral degrees in Wind Conducting. Mr. Corporon is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and Claremont Graduate University. His performances have drawn praise from colleagues, composers and critics alike.

Prior Positions at the Following Institutions[edit]

Performance Venues[edit]


Having recorded over 700 works, including many premieres and commissions, his groups have released seventy five recordings with:

These recordings, two of which have appeared on the Grammy nomination ballot, are aired regularly on radio broadcasts throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Guest Conductor[edit]

Mr. Corporon maintains an active guest-conducting schedule and is in demand as a conductor and teacher throughout the world. He is Past President of the College Band Directors National Association and a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Board. He has been honored by the American Bandmasters Association and by Phi Beta Mu with invitations to membership. Mr. Corporon, a frequent guest conductor at the Showa University of Music in Kawasaki City, Japan, has also served as a visiting conductor at the Interlochen World Center for Arts Education and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is also the conductor of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, an all-volunteer group made up of musicians from the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. He is co-host with Barry Green on The Inner Game of Music video, which focuses on overcoming mental obstacles and achieving one’s full potential as a performer, he also appears with James Jordan on the DVD The Anatomy of Conducting.


He is co-author of the book Teaching Music Through Performance in Band that is published in eight volumes by GIA Publications. This series includes eighteen sets of Resource Recordings by the North Texas Wind Symphony. The Teaching Music Project emphasizes the importance of comprehensive conceptual learning in the music-making process as well as the value of performing music of artistic significance.

Awards & professional affiliations[edit]

Professor Corporon is a recipient of the International Grainger Society Distinctive Contribution Medallion as well as the Phi Beta Mu International Band Conductor of the Year Award. He has also received the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Citation for advancing the cause of music in America, the University of North Texas Student Government Association Honor Professor Award for teaching excellence, student rapport, and scholarly publications, the American School Band Directors Association A. A. Harding Award for making significant and lasting contributions to the school band movement, and the California State University, Long Beach, College of Fine Arts and Department of Music Distinguished Alumni Awards.


He is grateful to many people for their guidance and inspiration in his life. Among them are Charles Yates, Robert Reynolds, Benton Minor, Don Wilcox, Larry Maxey, Jack Hopkins, Frederick Fennell, Gary Green, James Jordan, and Carolyn Corporon.

See also[edit]

Selected Recordings[edit]

  • Hearts Music - CCM Wind Symphony University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MCD-780).
  • Made in America - CCM Wind Symphony (MCC-559)

Books and Literature[edit]

  • Reynolds, R. & Corporon, E. (1975) Wind Ensemble Literature University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Wallace, D., & Corporon, E. (1984). Wind ensemble/band repertoire. Greeley, CO: University of Northern Colorado.


  1. ^ Jordan, James Mark; O'Regan, Tarik (2008). Evoking Sound: The Choral Rehearsal: Inward Bound, Philosophy and Score Preparation. GIA Publications. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-57999-674-1. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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