Concert Band Festival
The University of Montana
31st Annual Concert Band Festival
February 25th & 26th, 2013
- Stimulating and enriching in an educational atmosphere.
- Get feedback from some of the profession's top educators.
- Over 100 bands from 50 schools from 4 states hosted since 2000.
- Over 90% of the schools come back the next year!
- 30-minute performance block in the 1,100 seat Dennison Theatre. UM Faculty clinicians will provide written comments.
- 30-minute clinic block with guest clinicians after your performance.
- 60-minute clinic from guest artist presented at 12:00 p.m. Monday & Tuesday.
- 45-minute performance by UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring the guest artist in the Dennison Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Monday & Tuesday.
- First come, first served basis up to 24 bands.
- Applications and payments must be received by February 11, 2013
- Verification of acceptance and more information will be forthcoming.
- Click here to apply.
Guest Artist: Clinics and Performances for participants!
James Walker, flute - USC & Colburn Conservatory
Los Angeles Philharmonic - former principal
- Pittsburgh Symphony - former associate principal
- Free Flight Jazz Quartet - founder
- Studio Recording Artist for three decades
- Visiting professor of flute at UT Austin, UNT, and ASU
- Author and editor of several pedagogical books on flute
Guest Clinicians: Individual sessions with your band!
Dr. Craig Naylor - U. of Mary Washington (ret.)
- BME-Humbolt State, MM and DMA in composition - USC
- Teaching experience from kindergarten through university
- Composer of wind band literature from beginning band through advanced university
- Frequent clinician and conductor throughout the country
- Third degree black belt in Aikido
Dr. Danh Pham, Washington State University
BME-DePauw, MM-Indiana U., DMA-Oklahoma Univ.
Guest Clinician in Texas, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest
Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at Washington State University
Research associate in "Teaching Music Through Performance"
UM Faculty Clinicians: Comments on your performance!
Dr. Jennifer Gookin Cavanaugh - Professor of Oboe & Bassoon
- BM-Central Washington University, MM-University of Colorado Boulder, DMA-University of Washington
- Former positions at Luther College and Central Michigan University
- Performed with La Crosse, Midland, Yakima Montana Lyric Opera, String Orchestra of the Rockies, and Missoula Symphonies
Professor Rob Tapper - Trombone & Jazz Studies
- BME-University of Vermont, MM-Eastman School of Music
- Former position at Eastern Washington University
- WMEA "Hall of Fame" inductee
- WMEA State Teacher of the year
- Performed, adjudicated and directed around the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Questions: Contact James Smart, UM Director of Bands at email@example.com