Total Tone Transformation! Creating a Beautiful Sounding Ensemble: A Conversation to Empower Wind Conductors, String Conductors, and Those Who Do Both
- Learn the concepts of creating an artistic sounding string orchestra, wind ensemble, full orchestra, and concert band. This session will present specific language and techniques to empower teachers to speak with any instrumental ensemble about sound. This clinic will be very helpful to string teachers working with winds and band teachers working with strings.
- James Tapia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/20/2013 03:30 PM - N/A
- James Tapia is in his thirteenth year as director of orchestral activities and professor of conducting at Syracuse University. He is music director and conductor of the Syracuse Summer Festival Orchestra and conducts the Syracuse Youth Orchestra and Central Winds: Music Educators’ Wind Ensemble. Prior to his work at Syracuse University, Tapia served as Director of Bands at Pittsburg State University and Associate Director of Bands at The University of Michigan, where he conducted the renowned Michigan All-State Orchestra and All-State Band. Tapia maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, and lecturer, having served in these capacities in over 40 states and 15 countries. He holds degrees from the University of South Florida and The University of Texas at Austin.