Wind Band Institute2010 Wind Band Institute
June 27- 30
Concordia College - Moorhead
In our fourth year, we have set some lofty goals. We desire to become the nation’s leading summer opportunity for band directors wanting to improve their teaching effectiveness in the classroom. WBI recognizes that a successful music educator is not only an exceptional musician, pedagogue and technician, but also a flesh-and-blood human being who is fully engaged in changing the lives of students through the powerful medium of music. The exploration of this philosophical approach to teaching wind band provides a foundation that sets WBI apart from other workshops – and transforms the professional lives of participants in meaningful ways.
The Wind Band Institute offers band directors from across the country specific content to increase their knowledge of repertoire, instrument pedagogy, instructional strategy, philosophy, conducting, and rehearsal techniques. This year, Brian Balmages and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek are joining us as guest clinicians and will share their unique perspectives and insights on teaching in the wind band setting. The 451st Army Reserve Band will be the Ensemble-in-residence. It promises to be an event that will invigorate, rejuvenate, and inspire all who attend!
A number of Concordia College instrumental faculty will be presenting instrument-specific “brush-up” sessions and will also be available for individual lessons for those wishing more one-on-one time with these master pedagogues.
Designed to be an engaging and active workshop, all participants perform as part of the Institute Wind Band – so bring your instrument and conducting batons! While not designed solely as a conducting workshop, there is a conducting option for those who desire the opportunity to grow in their individual conducting skill (see registration form for further details). The Wind Band Institute provides the opportunity to both engage in music making with one another and to also explore repertoire, teaching strategies and rehearsal techniques alongside educators from across the country.