Northeast Wind Conducting Symposium
Location: Whalen Center for Music, room 3102
The Ithaca Wind Symposium will allow conductors to study conducting technique, gesture, and expression in several different settings including open discussion, lecture, and a conducting workshop. Clinicians for 2014 are Craig Kirchhoff, Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota, and Steve Peterson, Director of Bands at Ithaca College. Each of the five days will include the opportunity to conduct a live ensemble on a variety of well-known wind works, during which time conducting technique will be addressed. There will be discussion concerning rehearsal technique, repertoire at several different levels, perhaps a reading session, lectures on current trends including implementation of national standards, and plenty of opportunity for meaningful discussion about all aspects of being a wind conductor/teacher.
This year will be a special year for the symposium, in that it will be held in conjunction with the CBDNA/Ithaca College National Conference on Instrumental Music Education. Monday and Tuesday afternoon sessions will be joint sessions with both groups combining for some stimulating discussions with many of the country's leading instrumental education pedagogues. More information about this conference can be found at ithaca.edu/cbdna.