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Preparing the Score

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  • An approach to preparing and internalizing the conductor's score. Emphasis is placed on structure and form in shaping a composition. The relationship of tonal centers and of layered textures are stressed to conform to composer's intent.
  • Col Arnald Gabriel (colgabriel@yahoo.com)
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  • Col Arnald D. Gabriel retired from the USAF in 1985 following a distinguished 36 year military career. In 1990, he was named Conductor Emeritus of the USAF Band. He served on the faculty of George Mason University from 1985 to 1995 and was later named Professor Emeritus of Music. Gabriel earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Music Ed. from Ithaca College. In 1989, his alma mater conferred upon him an Honorary D.M. and in 1997, he was further honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also listed in the International Who’s Who in Music. Professional honors include the very first Citation of Excellence awarded by the NBA as well as being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, the Midwest Clinic's Medal of Honor as well as numerous other awards. Col Gabriel has performed in all 50 states and in 50 countries around the world. He is currently Resident Conductor of the Fairfax Wind Symphony.
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