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Wasting Away in “Obsolete-a-ville” - Changing Attitudes about Technology in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room

Clinic Synopsis:

Today’s students have spent their entire lives using color graphics and are technologically savvy. Directors need to utilize a medium (projector-based visual technology) that the students are familiar with in order to introduce them to the medium we teach (MUSIC!!!). This clinic will showcase technology for a variety of techno-abilities and budgets.

Joel Mason - Biographical Information

Joel Mason attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree with honors. While at CCM, Joel won the Brevard Music Center Concerto Marathon and the MENC/Marine Corps Young Artist Competition. Joel has completed a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

Currently, Joel is Director of Bands at Mountain Gap Middle School where he teaches more than 200 students. Additionally, Joel has served on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Alabama, Austin Peay State University, and University of Alabama in Huntsville. He currently serves as the conductor of The Brass Band of Huntsville and is the Vice-chairman for Alabama Bandmasters Association -District One. In addition to music activities, Joel is an avid boater, pilot, and motorcyclist.