GVSU Bands

2014 Advanced Wind Band Performance Workshop

ALL EVENTS HELD IN THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC), GVSU ALLENDALE CAMPUS

 

 
Description: The mission of Grand Valley State University is the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. As part of that mission, the Department of Music and Dance is dedicated to the development of performance excellence in undergraduate and secondary school wind band performers. We are, therefore, making significant changes to our high school event in order to give selected students a more advanced musical experience. This event is designed to increase participants' individual musicianship and attendee selection will be much more competitive than in previous years. Selected participants will be rehearsing and performing with advanced collegiate musicians and learning from GVSU faculty members and guest clinicians in a much smaller, more personal environment.
 
Guest Clinician: Lieutenant Colonel R. Michael Mench, Commander of United States Air Force Band Europe. Lt. Col. Mench is a former High School Band director who excels at  working with young people and is an experienced performer and professional conductor. He has traveled the world several times over as a musical ambassador of the United States of America with countless performances for the President of United States and dignitaries world-wide.
 
Fee: $0.
 
Housing: If you need housing before or after this event, would recommend the following hotels: Comfort Suites – Grandville: (616) 667-0733 & Holiday Inn Express – Grandville: (616) 532-0202.
 
Application Information:  Now closed. Thanks for your interest! Many students and directors are very excited about the updated format!
 
Should you need assistance from the GVSU Department of Music and Dance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 616-331-2577 or tuttk@gvsu.edu.
 
Best Regards -
 
Dr. Kevin Tutt
Assistant Chair & Associate Professor
 
 
COMPLETE SCHEDULE
 
Auditions and Recommendations are now closed. Thanks for your interest! Many students and directors are very excited about the updated format!
 
January 8, 2013: All applicants and directors notified by email and given password to music. If you do not hear from us, please call or email! We may not have correct contact information for you.
 
Roster
 
January 17, 2014:  Permission Slip/Assumption of Risk due. Please mail to High School Honors Band, Department of Music and Dance, 1300 PAC, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401.

February 15, 2014:

9:30 Check-in Lobby of Performing Arts Center
10:00 Rehearsal with members of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble - breaks during rehearsal
12:00 Lunch (included)
12:00 High School Director's Lunch with Guest Conductor. Please email Kevin Tutt - tuttk@gvsu.edu to reserve a place.
12:30 Masterclass
2:00 Break
2:30 Rehearsal with members of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble - breaks during rehearsal
5:00 Dinner (included) and dress for performance. Students should wear their normal concert dress - please do not spend extra money buying a special outfit. GVSU SWE wears all black.
7:00 Concert: GVSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Workshop participants
8:30 Concert ends. 

Wind Band Performance Workshop Recording (username and password same as required to download music). If you forgot, email Dr. Tutt.
 
 

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