CU Faculty Member's Musical Work Celebrating Flight is Released on CD

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio A musical composition by Dr. Steven Winteregg, professor of music and chair of the department of music and art at Cedarville University, has been released on Albany Records CD A Celebration of Flight. A Celebration of Flight commemorates the 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright s historic aviation experiment. Four commissioned works are included: William Bolcom s Inventing Flight, Michael Schelle s Wright Flight, Robert Xavier Rodriguez s Flight: The Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Winteregg s four-movement piece, To Fly Unbounded. I composed To Fly Unbounded in an attempt to capture the various emotions of that first flight: the initial dream of flying, the determination in the face of hardships, and the thrill of actually breaking the bonds of gravity, Winteregg said. It was an honor to be a part of this centennial celebration CD and to be on the same recording with such outstanding composers. A well-known composer himself, Winteregg has won first-prize awards in the New Louisville Brass Quintet Composition Competition, International Trumpet Guild Composition Competition, and the International Horn Society s Composition Competition. His creations have also earned 17 ASCAP awards. Winteregg joined the Cedarville University faculty on July 1, 2004. He is currently on a one-year leave of absence from his role of principal tuba in the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dayton Opera Orchestra. Winteregg is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University. For more information about A Celebration of Flight, visit -30-