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December, 20, 2012
01:30 PM - N/A




Debra Haburay

Debra Haburay

Count Tap Clap: Coordinating the Relationship between Rhythm and Pulse

Clinic Synopsis:

CTC is a method designed to explore and develop the fundamental relationship between rhythm and pulse. With simple exercises, students begin to feel and make sense of how music moves through time. This clinic will demonstrate the effectiveness of very simple “Count Tap Clap” exercises. Participants will more fully understand the problem of coordination that must be addressed in order to achieve the goals of rhythm and pulse that ultimately lead to the lofty goals of style and phrase.

Debra Haburay - Biographical Information

Debra Haburay teaches band at Forestwood Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. She is a native of Connecticut where she studied trumpet with Richard Green. She received her BM in music performance from Northwestern University where she studied trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz, performed with the Wind Ensemble under the direction of John P. Paynter, and the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Victor Yampolsky. She continued her studies as a graduate assistant at Baylor University receiving her MM in performance, studying trumpet with Barry Hopper and conducting with Michael Haithcock. She also performed as a member of the Baylor faculty brass quintet and the Waco Symphony. Haburay serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas and as is a member of Phi Beta Mu.