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Craig Kirchhoff

Craig Kirchhoff

Expressive Conducting - Making the Investment in Your Students and Your Rehearsals

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will reveal how expressive conducting translates directly to effective rehearsal techniques and enhanced music making with ensembles of any level. The guiding philosophical principal is that conducting is a “listening” art and that what we hear guides our conducting. The session will present practical and effective strategies for teachers to add to their conducting vocabulary, to share with their students, and to immediately employ in their rehearsals.

Craig Kirchhoff - Biographical Information

Craig Kirchhoff is Professor of Conducting and Director of University Bands at the University of Minnesota where he conducts the University Wind Ensemble and guest conducts in the University Opera Program. He has won critical acclaim from composers Warren Benson, Henry Brant, Elliott Carter, Michael Colgrass, John Corigliano, Karel Husa, Libby Larsen, George Perle, Vincent Persichetti, Stephen Paulus, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, and others.

Professor Kirchhoff is an advisor to the BandQuest Series published by the American Composers Forum, he joins James Galway, Eddie Daniels, Wynton Marsalis, and Dawn Upshaw on the Advisory Board for SmartMusic produced by the MakeMusic Corporation, and he serves as the Artistic Advisor for the Windependence Wind Band Series published by Boosey & Hawkes.