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Baton and Score

for wind educators at all levels
July 13-17, 2014

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 third summer Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop for wind 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 and Percussion 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
Four participants will be chosen by application as Chamber Track Participants. The ChP will work intensively with advanced wind musicians and Clinicians on one piece during the chamber sessions, receiving 40 minutes of chamber podium time per day. The ChP is expected to bring scores of all four pieces to observe and study during the week. Each ChP will perform their one studied piece on Thursday evening and will receive DVD and CD recordings of their performance. The ChP will also participate in two afternoon sessions as conductor with the Workshop Band, receiving 20-25 additional minutes of podium time divided between two days during the week. The Chamber Participant 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 session.

Chamber Ensemble repertory to be studied and performed: 

To apply, mail a resume and video recording (no more than 15 minutes of rehearsal and/or performance) of your conducting from the front--with your face and torso facing the camera, to:
Emily Threinen
350 Presser Hall
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Deadline for Chamber Track application is May 1. Deadline for Chamber Track registration is May 15, 2014.

II. CONDUCTING PARTICPIANT (CP) TRACK
Participants of all levels and interests will work intensively with Clinicians, in Small Groups and with the Workshop Band, receiving 15-20 minutes of podium time each day (divided by morning and afternoon sessions). Morning sessions will include topical discussions and presentations by Clinicians. The CP will also participate in small Break-Out Sessions that explore concerto and recitative conducting challenges. The Conducting Participant Track is designed for improvement of conducting and teaching at all levels. Each CP is expected to perform their instrument in the Workshop Band.

Workshop Band repertory to be studied: 

Deadline for Conductor Track registration is May 15, 2014.

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 Workshop Band.

Deadline for Observer Track registration is June 1, 2014.


Clinicians

 

Craig Kirchhoff Emily Threinen
CRAIG KIRCHHOFF
Director of Bands

Professor of Conducting

School of Music, University of Minnesota
EMILY THREINEN
Director of Bands

Associate Professor of Music

Boyer College of Music and Dance
MATTHEW BRUNNER
Director of Athletic Bands

Assistant Professor of Music

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Phillip O'Banion Jillian Harris
PHILLIP O'BANION
Assistant Professor of Percussion

Boyer College of Music and Dance
JILLIAN HARRIS
Assistant Professor of Dance

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Schedule

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
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

MONDAY, JULY 14—WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
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 with Clinicians: Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians:
           - TBD - led by Prof. Kirchhoff
           - Percussion 101 for the Wind Conductor - led Percussion Instructor, Prof. O'Banion
           - Concerto and Recitative Conducting - led by Dr. Threinen and Dr. Brunner
1:00pm – Lunch Break
2:00pm – One-on-One Lesson with Clinician - TBA Sunday evening                    

2:30pm – Discussion of Goals, Baton Technique, and Topical Sessions for all Conductors, led by Clinicians
3:30pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors
5:00pm – Break
5:15pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors, continued
6:45pm – Finish

7:00pm – Dinner: Restaurant gathering different each evening (optional)

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
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:
          - You are What you Program: Developing a Programming Philosophy - led by Dr. Threinen    
1:00pm – Lunch Break
2:00pm – One-on-One Lesson with Clinician - TBA Sunday evening  
2:30pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors
4:00pm – Break
4:15pm – Workshop Band Session for all Conductors, continued
5:30pm – Closing
6:00pm – 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 ChP & CP Tracks is May 15, OP Track is June 1, 2014.

The non-refundable $35 Registration Fee is due upon registration; remaining Session Fees are due by June 1, 2014.  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, 2014. 

 

Registration Form

TESTIMONIALS from 2012 & 2013

"All clinicians were so insightful and inspiring. I received a lot of information and methods that I can apply at hoome 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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