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Paul Cummings, Brian Cardany

Paul Cummings, Brian Cardany

Exploring the Core Repertoire for High School Band

Clinic Synopsis:

Are there pieces in the wind band repertoire that are of such great musical merit that every high school student should have an opportunity to play them? If so, what criteria should be used for their selection, and how might they be incorporated into a balanced, diverse music program? These questions will be addressed in detail as the clinicians provide repertoire resources along with successful ways to incorporate great band works, on a 4-year rotation cycle, into high school music programs.

Paul Cummings, Brian Cardany - Biographical Information

Brian Cardany is the Assoc. Dir. of Bands and Assoc. Conductor of the Symph. Orchestra at the Univ. of Rhode Island, where he conducts the Concert Band and Opera Workshop Orchestra, directs the athletic bands, and teaches music education courses. He is active as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, and serves as the Assistant Conductor for the American Band of Providence.

Paul Cummings is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, where he directs the Symphonic Band and Humboldt Symphony. He also serves as Coordinator of Music Education at HSU, and teaches studio clarinet. He holds a BM degree from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, an MA from San Francisco State University, and a DMA from the University of Oregon.