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December, 21, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Meeting Room W185


Eugene Corporon

Eugene Corporon

Kaleidoscopic Listening: Resonating with Music's Waves of Influence

Clinic Synopsis:

In addition to music being heard, it has long been understood that music can also be felt both physically and emotionally. If this is so, then to be effective conductors we must be full-body listeners, using our bodies and our ears. This session will consider conducting as an Improvisational Art as well as discuss the importance of Kaleidoscopic Listening. It will also address how exploration, discovery and invention inform and influence the placement of “Designs in the Know Where.”

Eugene Corporon - Biographical Information

Eugene Migliaro Corporon is Conductor of the Wind Symphony and Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. As Director of Wind Studies, he guides all aspects of the program, including the masters and doctoral degrees in wind conducting. He has held positions at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michigan State University, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wisconsin, and California State University, Fullerton. Corporon is a distinguished alumnus of California State University, Long Beach, and Claremont Graduate University. His ensembles have performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Southwestern Music Educators National Conference, the Texas Music Educators Convention, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the International Clarinet Society Convention, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the National Wind Ensemble Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Conference, the Japan Band Clinic, and the Conference for the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. His groups have released more than fifty recordings, two of which have appeared on the Grammy nomination ballot. Corporon is past president of the College Band Directors National Association. He is a recipient of the International Grainger Society Distinctive Contribution Medallion as well as the Phi Beta Mu International Band Conductor of the Year Award. He has also received the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Citation for advancing the cause of music in America, the University of North Texas Student Government Association Honor Professor Award for teaching excellence, student rapport, and scholarly publications, the American School Band Directors Association A. A. Harding Award for making significant and lasting contributions to the school band movement, and the California State University-Long Beach, College of Fine Arts and Department of Music Distinguished Alumni Awards.