Only one week til WCS 2013!

Symposium next week!

We’re just one week away from this year’s Wind Conducting Symposium! Emails have been sent to all Performers for Saturday and Sunday afternoon’s wind ensemble labs. We are still in need of one more horn for both Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, and I could also use one or two more trombones on Saturday. Please contact me or just send interested players to this site to register.

Workshop next month!

Do you love to perform in these lab ensembles, but are just not quite ready to take the plunge and conduct? For the second year, on July 23-25, I will be running a clinic that is just for you. Instrumental Music Education: Real-World Solutions for Improving Your Ensembles will focus on Social-Emotional Energy in Rehearsals, Score Study Techniques, Repertoire Ideas, Technology Strategies, and a post-Undergrad Conducting Boot Camp. If you are need of a shot in the arm, but are not quite ready for conducting at a symposium, this is for you! Download an information/registration flyer here. This is sponsored by the Northern Valley Staff Development Consortium. A reduced rate is available for music education undergrads.

Only 3 Conductor’s registrations remain!

We now have 9 Conductors registered for the 2012 Symposium. Don’t sit on the fence! If you are interested in conducting, make your move soon and register! I also want to continue to encourage local music educators, especially those who are MEBCI members, to take advantage of this great opportunity. MEBCI members can attend as Auditors for only $150.00. Many of you have heard about this workshop for years — maybe it’s time for you to consider attending?

I found these Tips for Conducting at a Symposium on Chad Nicholson’s blog. The list is terrific! It includes, tips for what you should do, but more importantly, what you shouldn’t do! Thanks, Chad, for permission to add this link!