Skip to main content


N/A - N/A



Thomas Rohrer

Thomas Rohrer

Band Rehearsal Techniques and Gestures: What are We Saying? What are They Thinking?

Clinic Synopsis:

This topic is specific to corrections in rehearsal, both musical and technical. Including suggestions on gesture, this session uses a live ensemble to foster a more non-verbal, music-centered setting. This clinic uses a live ensemble to demonstrate relationships between gesture and sound, but more specifically, it deals with sensitizing the ensemble to gesture through minimizing unimportant gestures and developing ensemble independence of pulse so gestures that ARE used can be more meaningful.

Thomas Rohrer - Biographical Information

Thomas Rohrer is Director of Bands and Music Education at Utah State University where he conducts the Wind Orchestra and Aggie Marching Band as part of his leadership of a diverse collegiate band program and teacher training curriculum. Having established an international reputation, he is Music Director of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds, the region’s most prolific adult band. An active composer, he has twice earned honors as a winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony's composition contest, completed several commissions, and had works performed at two conferences of the College Band Directors National Association. Rohrer has been cited numerous times for outstanding teaching and has taught courses at Bowling Green State, Florida State, Northern Arizona, and the University of Cincinnati. He also taught instrumental music in the public schools of southwest Ohio.