Performing Choral Transcriptions: What Every Instrumental Conductor Needs to Know
- In this session we will demonstrate how phrasing, articulation, tone quality, timbre, and intonation can be informed through an understanding of the stress patterns of word and sentence structures, shapes and sounds of vowels and consonants and the meaning of the text. These concepts will be directly applied to O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen; Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl; and Blessed are They, from the Brahms Requiem (transcribed by Barbara Buehlman).
- Donald McKinney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/17/2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
- Donald J. McKinney is Director of Bands and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He conducts the CU Wind Symphony, guides the graduate wind-conducting program, and oversees the university band program. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, Dr. McKinney was the Director of Wind Ensembles and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University.
He has held faculty positions at Interlochen Arts Academy and Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music. He continues to conduct at Interlochen as the Coordinator of Bands for Interlochen Arts Camp. In this capacity, he conducts the World Youth Wind Symphony and administrates the summer band program. His recording credits include projects with the Dallas Wind Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Band, University of Texas Wind Ensemble, University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Keystone Wind Ensemble, and the Duquesne University Wind Symphony.