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DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?...The Sequel (Putting On Your Musical Make-Up)

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  • The clinic will address style and interpretation in the same fashion that performance fundamentals were explored in the first clinic. The title Musical Make-Up references the reality that actors exaggerate their make-up when on stage to project the emotions of their character. As conductors we must employ Musical Make-Up to achieve convincing, artistic results. Excerpts combined with references to Pablo Casals’ philosophy of interpretation will be used to underscore musical insights.
  • Richard Floyd (
  • 12/19/2013 09:15 AM - N/A
  • W375AB
  • Richard Floyd is in his 51st year of professional involvement as a conductor, music educator and administrator. He has enjoyed a distinguished career at every level of wind band performance. In addition to his duties as Texas State Director of Music and Artistic Director of the Austin Symphonic Band he also serves as chair of the ABA Educational Projects Committee and as a member of the CBDNA Music Education Task Force. His bands have presented numerous concerts at state and national conferences including performances at the Midwest Clinic in 1989, 1997 and 2007. Floyd is a recognized authority on conducting, the art of wind band rehearsing, concert band repertoire, and music advocacy. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Midwest International Clinic Medal of Honor for his distinguished and unique contributions to educational bands and orchestras.