Teaching Children to Create Music
- How many of you address the first three of the eleven National Core Arts Standards pertaining to creating music? If teaching composition is intimidating to you, or if you avoid teaching composition because you don’t know how to teach it in the context of a large ensemble, this clinic is for you. Come join Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Michael Colgrass, Glen Adsit, Director of Bands at the Hartt School, and Jon Thomann, Associate Director of Bands for the Plymouth-Canton High School (Michigan) band program to learn how to incorporate composition into your curriculum. Students from the Plymouth-Canton High School band program will serve as the demonstration ensemble for this simple, yet effective method for teaching students of all ages to create and conduct their own music.
- Glen Adsit (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/16/2015 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
- Glen Adsit is the Director of Bands at The Hartt School where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and guides graduate conducting. He was appointed in 2000 and was awarded the 2014 outstanding teaching Award at the University. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the Musikverein(Vienna, Austria), Benroya Hall(Seattle) Carnegie Hall’s Stern Hall(New York) the Central Conservatory(Beijing) and Harpa, (Reykjavík). The Hartt Wind Ensemble has recorded two compact discs for the NAXOS label; Passaggi and Dragon Rhyme. In reviews Gramophone Magazine describes The Hartt Wind Ensemble as “stellar” and Fanfare Magazine wrote “and on the evidence of his two Naxos CDs, Adsit is simply one of the finest conductors leading a wind ensemble today.” He is the President of the College Band Director’s National Association Eastern Division and the founder of the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group and the institute for the Advancement of Secondary and Primary Instrumental Repertoire Excellence.