Back to the Classroom
Jul 23, 2010Four days of collaboration, creativity and connections. That’s how participants describe their time at the Wind Band Institute, an active workshop hosted annually by Concordia College.
The Wind Band Institute offers a unique summer opportunity for band directors to improve their teaching effectiveness in the classroom through engagement with faculty and guest artists from across the county. Sessions include specific content to increase knowledge of repertoire, instrument pedagogy, instructional strategy, philosophy, conducting, and rehearsal techniques.
According to Concordia College director of bands Dr. Scott A. Jones, the WBI was created four years ago to present new perspectives and insights as well as establish connections that help rejuvenate participants.
“The year is long, especially for band teachers,” explains first-year attendee Ryan McCarthy. “It’s easy to feel bogged down and burned out so to have something like this to come to and to immerse yourself in is really reinvigorating.”
For more information, visit the Wind Band Institute website.