Wind Band Teaching Workshop

The Desautels Faculty of Music Wind Band Teaching Workshop is designed for band directors of all levels and offers a conducting participant stream and observer stream. The workshop will be held January 24-25, 2020 in the Tache Art Complex's Large Ensemble Room (T2-145). Participants in both streams attend all sessions, rehearsals and discussions. This workshop will explore philosophical and practical issues of teaching, rehearsing and conducting. Sessions will address pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, gesture, interpretation, repertoire selection and developing ensemble independence.


Friday, January 24, 2020    

1:30pm - Registration
                Lobby Taché 2 Arts Complex, Room T2-145
2:00pm - Keynote Address
                The Conductor/Composer Collaboration with Robert Ambrose and Peter Meechan
3:00pm - Plenary Session 1
                The Purpose-Driven Rehearsal
4:00pm - Podium Time 1
                Conducting participants on prepared chamber excerpts/non-conducting participants
5:00pm - Dinner (not provided)
6:30pm - Podium Time 2
                with U of M Wind Ensemble for conducting participants/non-conducting participants

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9:00am - Plenary Session 2
                Developing Rhythmic Accuracy and Awareness in you Ensemble: Techniques and
10:00am - Podium Time 3
                  Chamber excerpts
12:00pm - Lunch (not provided)
1:30pm - Plenary Session 3
                Student-Centered Programs: Developing Independence, Accountability and Intrinsic
2:30pm - Podium Time 4
                with U of M Wind Ensemble
3:30pm - 10 min Break
4:55 - Closing Remarks

Repertoire List

Greek Folk Trilogy – McGinty                 
Salvation Is Created – arr. Brown
Abracadabra  - Ticheli
The Light Shines in the Darkness - Milner
Don Ricardo – Musella
Soul Devine – Meechan
Satiric Dances – Dello Joio

About Robert J. Ambrose, Guest Clinician (Click here for Bio)

About Jacquie Dawson, Facilitator (Click here for Bio)

If you have questions, or would like to request more information, please contact:

Jacquie Dawson, Director of Bands
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road, Office 251
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2