Geared toward students at the graduate level of conducting or in the early stages of a conducting career, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the premier music organization of the U.S. Army, will offer this unique workshop and provide its participants conducting opportunities with The U.S. Army Concert Band.
JULY 10-13, 2017
This intensive 4-day program will include coaching with special guest clinician Professor Gary Hill of Arizona State University, and Colonel Andrew Esch, The U.S. Army Band’s Leader and Commander.
Sessions will include pertinent profession-related topics of score study, baton and rehearsal techniques, an open rehearsal with Prof. Hill, and exposure to the orchestra and chorus. Rehearsals will culminate in a public concert on Thursday, July 13.
Conductors will receive a complimentary recording of their sessions for review and personal records, and the July 13 performance will be web-streamed and archived on YouTube. Repertoire will include standards written for symphonic band; the list will be provided upon acceptance.
Six (6) active participants will be accepted; however, auditors are welcome to attend all sessions and will have a brief conducting opportunity.
This workshop will be held at the home of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Brucker Hall on Fort Myer in Arlington, VA.
Tuition is free; travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.
TO APPLY: By May 1, email a resume, cover letter, and a video sample (YouTube is fine) to: TUSABConducting@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will be NLT: June 1
NOTE: Please check back prior to the date as there may be mission-related schedule changes.
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