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Instrumental Studies: Bands

 

    • B.M.: Music Education and Saxophone Performance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      M.M.: Northwestern University
      D.M.A.: University of Michigan

      Patricia Cornett is the Director of Bands at the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance where she conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches advanced conducting. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple, she was the Director of Bands at Cal State Fullerton where she conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and taught courses in conducting and music education. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

      Cornett taught at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont from 2007–2010 where she conducted three concert bands, jazz band, and taught courses in guitar and history of rock. She was also the Director of Instrumental Music at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, from 2003–2005. She is published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, the CBDNA Journal, and has presented sessions at national CBDNA conferences, as well as numerous state conferences. She is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

       

    • PUBLICATIONS

      September 2018 (in press) Cornett, Patricia 2018. Incorporating a History of Rock Course Into Your Music Program. The Instrumentalist, September 2018.

      June 2018   Cornett, Patricia 2017. The ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize: Interviews with the Eight Winning Composers. CBDNA Journal.

      December 2017   Contributing author for Teaching Music Through Performance in Band: Volume 11; Chicago: GIA Publications, 2017

      December 2011 Contributing author for Teaching Music Through Performance in Band: Solos with Wind Band Accompaniment, Chicago: GIA Publications, 2011

       

    • NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

      December 2018 (scheduled)    Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, IL “Unlocking Student Musicianship in the Large Ensemble” (co-presentation with Jonathan Caldwell, Virginia Tech)

      March 2013   CBDNA National Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro: “Vicente Martín y Soler and the Wind Music from Una cosa rara

      STATE AND REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

      October 2018 (scheduled)   Delaware Music Educators Association Conference, Middletown, DE “A Conductor’s Toolbox: Improving Technique from the Ground Up”

      March 2018    CBDNA Eastern Division Conference, New Haven, CT; Reading Band contribution on Ives Fugue in C

      February 2018  New Jersey Music Educators Association State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ “Unlocking Student Musicianship in the Large Ensemble Setting”

      March 2017    New Hampshire Music Educators Association Spring Conference, Manchester, NH “A Conducting Workshop with the Manchester East High School Band” (with members of the NHMEA)

      March 2017  Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference, Boston, MA: “Moves Like Jagger: Two Approaches to Expanding Your Conducting Vocabulary”

      February 2017  California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC), San Jose, CA: “Beyond the Festival Performance: Creative Programming Ideas for the Rest of the Year” (co-presentation with Travis Cross, UCLA)

      January 2017  Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Conference, Anaheim, CA: “Incorporating a History of Rock Class Into Your Music Program”

      February 2016   Maryland Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Baltimore, MD: “Efficiency On & Off the Podium: Making the Most of the Little Time You Have to Do It All” (co-presentation with Eric Posner, Atholton High School, Maryland)

      January 2016 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Conference, Anaheim, CA: “Moves Like Jagger: Two Approaches to Improving Your Conducting Vocabulary”


      March 2014  New York State Band Directors Association Symposium, Liverpool, NY: “Beyond the Festival Performance: Creative Programming Ideas for the Rest of the Year”