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Bridge Music - Teaching and Making Music through Conducted Chamber Music

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  • Chamber music creates musicians more strengthened in individual independence and sensitive to group interdependence. But what happens when the abilities of some players to be independent are mitigated by those still needing a conductor to provide ensemble stability? During this session, directors of musicians at all levels will be presented with music for ensembles of 8 to 14 players which while conducted, provides both a full music experience and a bridge to unconducted chamber music.
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  • The United States Naval Academy Band’s Chamber Winds was established in 2000 to open opportunities to perform the orchestral chamber wind repertoire. Performing a wide variety of music ranging from Mozart to Harbison, they have performed in some of the most popular venues the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area has to offer. To learn more about this professional group of musicians, please visit their web page: Charles Peltz and William Drury are the Director and Associate Conductor of Wind Ensemble Activities at the New England Conservatory. They each have highly varied and distinguished musical backgrounds that give them unique insights into the world of chamber music and its uses as a tool for developing musicians. To read their complete bios, please visit them at