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for wind educators at all levels


Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 2015

 

Workshop description
Tracks of training
Clinicians
Schedule
Fees
Registration

 


Workshop description

 

The Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University is proud to announce the fourth summer Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop for educators of all levels. Sessions will explore physical gesture and its relationship to sound, baton technique, rehearsal technique, approaches to score study and listening, concerto and recitative conducting, and repertoire and programming ideas. Participants will have daily opportunities to conduct the Workshop Band (of which each participant will play their instrument), participate in Movement Sessions, attend Topical Discussions led by Clinicians and Boyer Faculty (including Dance, Percussion, and Music Education Faculty), have a one-on-one lesson with Clinicians, and socialize and network with each other in the evening at varied establishments in downtown Philadelphia.

 

The Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop provides opportunities to participate in one of three “Tracks of Training.”


 

Tracks of Training

 

I. CHAMBER PARTICIPANT (ChP) TRACK
Three or four conductors will be chosen by application as Chamber Track Participants. The ChP will work intensively with advanced wind musicians and Clinicians on one or more pieces during the chamber sessions, receiving 40 minutes of chamber podium time per day. The ChP is expected to bring scores of all pieces to observe and study during the week. Each ChP will perform their studied piece/s on Thursday evening and will receive DVD and CD recordings of their performance. The ChP will also participate in the afternoon sessions as conductor with the Workshop Band for two days, receiving 20 additional minutes of podium time divided between two days during the week. The ChP Track is designed for improvement of high-level chamber conducting in addition to large ensemble conducting. Each ChP is expected to perform their instrument in the afternoon Workshop Band sessions.

 

Chamber Ensemble repertory to be studied and performed: 

To apply, mail a resume and video recording with your face and torso toward the camera (no more than 20 minutes of rehearsal and/or performance) to arrive no later than May 10, 2015, to:
Emily Threinen
350 Presser Hall
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Chamber Track Application is due by May 10, 2015.

Registration Deadline for all Tracks is June 1, 2015.

 

II. CONDUCTING PARTICPIANT (CP) TRACK
Conducting Participants of all levels and interests will work intensively on conducting with Clinicians in small groups and with the Workshop Band. Each CP will receive 12-15 minutes of individualized podium time each day (combined between morning and afternoon sessions) and a private lesson with a Clinician during the week. Additionally, the week offers daily topical sessions, presentations, and activities related to conducting and teaching. The CP Track is designed for improvement of conducting and teaching at all levels. Each CP is expected to perform their instrument in the afternoon Workshop Band sessions.

Workshop Band repertory to be studied: 

Registration Deadline for all Tracks is June 1, 2015.

III. OBSERVER PARTICIPANT (OP) TRACK
Unlimited Observer Participants are welcome to attend all sessions of the Workshop. The Observer Participant Track is designed for any participant interested in learning more about conducting and teaching. Each OP is expected to perform their instrument in the afternoon Workshop Band sessions.

Registration Deadline for all Tracks is June 1, 2015.


Clinicians

 

H. Robert Reynolds Emily Threinen

H. ROBERT

REYNOLDS
Wind Ensemble Conductor
University of Southern California

Director of Bands Emeritus

University of Michigan

EMILY

THREINEN
Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music


Boyer College at Temple University

MATTHEW

BRUNNER
Director of Athletic Bands
Assistant Professor of Music

Boyer College at Temple University

Deborah Confredo Phillip O'Banion Jillian Harris Curt Ebersole

DEBORAH

CONFREDO
Professor of Music Education
Boyer College at Temple University

PHILLIP

O'BANION
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Boyer College at Temple University

JILLIAN

HARRIS
Assistant Professor of

Dance
Boyer College at Temple University

CURT

EBERSOLE
Conductor and Music Director

Westchester Symphonic Winds


Schedule

 

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
4:00pm – Registration and Check-In begins
5:00pm – Introductions and Welcome
6:00pm – Movement Session for All Conductors, led by Clinicians
7:00pm – Reading Session with All Conductors in Workshop Band, led by Clinicians

TUESDAY, JULY 7—THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
8:30am – Coffee and Danish
9:00am – Movement Sessions for all Conductors, led by Clinicians
10:00am – Break Out Sessions:
      ChP Conductors with Chamber Players
      CP/OP Conductors with Small Groups in Excerpts
12:00pm – Break Out Sessions continue:
      ChP Conductors with Chamber Players, continued
      CP/OP Topical Sessions with Clinicians
1:00pm – Lunch Break
2:00pm – One-on-One Lesson with Clinician
2:30pm – More Topical Sessions led by Clinicians: Technique, Artistry, Inspiration
3:30pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors
5:00pm – Break
5:15pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors, continued
6:45pm – Finish

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
8:30am – Coffee and Danish
9:00am – Question and Answer Session, led by Clinicians
10:00am – Break Out Sessions:
      ChP Conductors with Chamber Players
      CP/OP Conductors with Small Groups in Excerpts
12:00pm – Break Out Sessions, continue:
      ChP Conductors with Chamber Players, continued
      CP/OP with Clinicians: Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians   
1:00pm – Lunch Break
2:00pm – One-on-One Lesson with Clinician
2:30pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors
4:00pm – Break
4:15pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors, continued
5:00pm – Closing
5:15pm – Dinner Break
7:30pm – Chamber Concert (conducted by ChP Conductors) in Rock Hall
9:00pm – Reception


 

Fees

SESSION FEES

* = Fees include all sessions, daily video-recorded podium time, and materials provided by clinicians throughout the week. Registration, Housing, Meals, Transportation, Parking, and College Credit expenses are not included in the Session Fees.

OPTIONAL FEES


Registration

Registration Deadline for all Tracks is June 1, 2015.

Participants may register for the workshop until June 1. All fees, including the $50 registration fee, are due upon registration and are non-refundable. Registration is not considered final and complete until full payment is received.

There is a $50 late registration fee for any payments received after June 1, 2015. 

 

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TESTIMONIALS from 2012 - 2014

"This workshop exceeded by expectations; I was really suprised how much I actually got out of the entire experience. I learned not only how to improve my conducting, but how to improve my physical interactions with people... my body language is different, I stand different, and I feel that I have greater self-esteem."

"All clinicians were so insightful and inspiring. I received a lot of information and methods that I can apply at home with my students and for my own personal musicianship. I am so thankful for everything you gave this week!"

"After a few days to reflect and after having had the opportunity to watch my video from the end of the week, I now understand the impact the workshop had on my conducting and teaching. I felt like I was watching a different conductor than I usually see. Not just different...better!"

"Thanks for a great week.  Yours was the 6th symposium I'd been to in a year and it was easily the most challenging and thought-provoking."

"Your workshop really impacted my life as a conductor.  I can’t believe how much I felt like I changed and grew, and I can’t wait to apply these techniques to my ensemble at home!"

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