CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS

TWO WORKSHOPS IN 2020!

UMD Bands and the University of Marylannd School of Music is excited to present TWO workshops in 2020, and to bring the one and only, H. Robert Reynolds to campus to work with our workshop guests and our UMD students. 

JOIN US!

  

February 27 - 29 

Michael Votta & Andrea Brown, clinicians

Special Guest clinician, H. Robert Reynolds

 

40 minutes of podium time

 

Repertoire:

Copland - Emblems

Milhaud - Creation of the World

Dvorak - Serenade, Op. 44

Hanson - Chorale & Alleluia

Holst - First Suite 

Wagner - Trauermusik

Arrieu - Dixtuor

 

Active Participant Fee: $350 (spaces limited)

Auditor Fee: $100

 

This workshop is designed to focus on musical considerations as well as conducting techniques in both ensemble and classroom sessions, and to provide a collaborative, non-competitive environment that inspires personal and musical growth.

 

The UM Wind Orchestra will serve as the primary workshop ensemble. 

 

All workshop participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the UM Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday, Feb. 28 and the UM Wind Orchestra concert on Saturday, Feb. 29 (both at 8 PM).

 

The College Park/DC Metro area offers many options for lodging and meals.

 

Workshop schedule runs from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.

 

For questions contact: 

michael.votta@gmail.com

The Art of Band Conducting and Teaching Workshop

JULY  15 - 18 

 

RESIDENT INSTRUCTORS

Michael Votta, Andrea Brown, Craig Potter

GUEST CLINICIAN

William Lake, Jr. 

GUEST LECTURER

Rachel Zephir

 

Hosted by the UMD Band Faculty and guest clinicians, this experience is specifically geared toward middle school and high school band conductors who seek to develop their rehearsal technique, score study and gestural communication in a non-competitive environment. First-time conducting workshop attendees are particularly welcome.

 

The workshop will include conducting workshop masterclasses as well as "classroom" sessions on conducting technique, score study, rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection, and programming. The focus is on providing techniques and strategies that can immediately be used in the classroom.

 

Conductor participant: $300

Auditor: $50

 

Registration will open in mid-March 2020.

 

 

UMD BANDS - FACULTY

Michael Votta, Jr., Director of Bands

Andrea E. Brown, Associate Director
Craig G. Potter, Assistant Director