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David Vandewalker

David Vandewalker

It's All About the Clarity: Exploring Practical Ideas for Developing a Superior Ensemble Sound

Clinic Synopsis:

It’s All About the Clarity:
Exploring Practical Ideas in Developing Superior Ensemble Sound
A practical, "how-to” session exploring concept-based instructional practices designed to develop a superior ensemble sound with resonance and clarity. The clinic will discuss time-tested tools, resources, and warm-ups to quantify abstract, subjective concepts thus making them more concrete for students.

David Vandewalker - Biographical Information

David W. Vandewalker is the Director of Bands at Harrison High School in the Cobb County Public Schools (GA). He serves GMEA as Chair for the State Music Selection Committee, the Board of Directors for the National Band Association, and has authored Boosters to the Rescue, 101 Ways to Harmonize the Madness for Music Educators and Foundations for Wind Band Clarity (Vision Publications). He is a seven-time recipient of the prestigious National Band Association’s National Citation of Excellence Award. Vandewalker has conducted ensembles in numerous state and national events which include: Georgia Music Educators Association Convention, Bands of America National Concert Band Festivals, the University of Georgia High School Honor Band Festivals, and the 1999 & 2007 Midwest Clinics.