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December, 21, 2012
02:00 PM - N/A




Rehearsal Techniques: Blue-Collar Podium Strategies

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic is designed with the young director in mind, although topics will be very relevant for any conductor. Daily rehearsals must be built on a number of fundamental premises, including quality repertoire, basic individual skills, ensemble skills, and a good podium strategy. Creating good intonation, a good ensemble tone, acceptable dynamic range, accurate articulation, attacks and releases, and most of all, quality music-making, are the focus of the session. (No Handout Available)

Tom O'Neal - Biographical Information

Tom O’Neal a music faculty member at the University of Missouri. He led his Symphonic Wind Ensemble on a highly successful tour of China, under the auspices of the US-China Cultural and Educational Foundation. Concert sites included the Forbidden City Concert Hall, in Beijing, the Chengdu Arts Center, and the concert halls at Sichuan Conservatory and China Southwest University. Over 8000 people attended the Ensemble's concert at Chongqing University. A native Iowan, O'Neal received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Iowa State University in Ames, the Master of Music degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Arizona in Tucson. O’Neal maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician, having appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.