Upon graduation from high school, Brian Wingard enrolled in Central State University, in Ohio, and earned a bachelor in music on jazz studies in 2001. His instrument of choice is the saxophone. Time invested at CSU including training with Norris Turney (Duke Ellington orchestra), Lester Bass (Count Basie and Lionel Hampton orchestras), and Vince Genova, who worked with Nancy Wilson and Eddie Harris, among others. Brian’s career in performance and composition was launched with the creation of the Brian Wingard Jazz Quartet, featuring Chris Ishee on piano, John Trentacosta on drums, and Colin Deuble on bass.
FREE Admission. Bring your own blanket or folding chair.
The Music on the Hill™ concert series, sponsored by St. John’s College, is a popular signature Santa Fe Summer event. The ninth season begins on June 11 and continues on Wednesday evenings on the college’s athletic field from 6 to 8 p.m. through July 23. (Note: There is no concert on July 2.)
Parking and Shuttle Information
Due to the overwhelming popularity of Music on the Hill™ , St. John’s College encourages concertgoers to take advantage of the fast, convenient, and free shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. between Museum Hill and the athletic field on each Wednesday of the concert series. The City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Rapid Transit provide this service. If not taking the free shuttle, concertgoers are advised to carpool whenever possible, as limited parking is available on a first come, first served basis. The following locations are available to Music on the Hill concertgoers: Udall and main Museum Hill lots (the latter not available on July 9), Santa Fe Prep main lot, I.H.M Retreat and Conference Center front lot accessed from Camino Cruz Blanca, and Rio Grande School. There is no parking at the Carmelite Monastery and or Atalya Elementary School. A drop-off-only location near the entrance to the athletic field on Camino Cruz Blanca has been designated. There is no Music on the Hill™ parking on Camino Cruz Blanca, Camino San Acacio, Calle Rumolo, Camino Cabra, or Camino Picacho.
Food, water, and sodas may be purchased from Walter Burke Catering, which offers a special menu for Music on the Hill. Concertgoers may also bring their own picnic. No seating is available. For safety reasons, no pets are allowed on the field, bicycles must be parked along the tennis court fence, and children need to be monitored by their parents. In case of inclement weather requiring cancellation of a concert, the St. John’s College switchboard will have updated information.