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Help Your Students Have a Successful College Audition

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  • Some minor attention to detail can often be the difference between a college audition that results in denial or acceptance and even scholarship considerations. This clinic will explore such details, including what/how to play, what to wear, what to bring, and even questions to ask that will help you find the right college for your students. Dr. Schmidt will be assisted by Tim McAllister (sponsored by Conn-Selmer), and Patrick Sheridan (Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments).
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  • 12/19/2013 03:00 PM - N/A
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  • Danny Schmidt has been Director of Bands at Northern Arizona University since 2002. Dr. Schmidt was the first person to receive the Master of Music in wind conducting from the University of North Texas, as well as the first person to receive the DMA in wind conducting from the University of Kentucky (2000). He was the recipient of a Fubright Award to Australia in 1993, but chose to join the faculty at Syracuse University instead. Dr. Schmidt is the coordinating editor for the Percy Grainger Critical Edition band series and the woodwind books for Carl Fischer’s “My First…”series, and the co-author of Protocol: Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process, as well as editing several other texts. He is a Performing Artist with the Yamaha Corporation of America, and is the President of the Western Region for the College Band Directors National Association.
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  • Larry Clark
  • Larry Clark’s music is some of the most popular and most performed by concert bands and string orchestras at all ability levels, appearing on numerous contest/festival performance required music lists. An ASCAP award-winning composer, Clark has over 200 publications in print and is commissioned by ensembles across the country. His background as a former middle school and university band director at Syracuse University places Larry at the forefront of music composition for school ensembles.