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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 15th

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What Did the Composer Mean? The Rehearsal Plan’s Rehearsal Plan

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  • Analysis, historical perspectives, “A guide to this, that and the other thing”, Schenker – AAAHHH! This clinic will present an understanding of what the composer’s intention was by listening, not analysing – and isn’t that what music is all about. Not only will that aid you in your awareness of the score it will assist you in preparing your rehearsals more musically and artistically.
  • Ralph Hultgren (ralph@hultgren.com.au)
  • 12/21/2017 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Ralph Hultgren was born in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia, and now resides in Newmarket, Queensland. Dr Hultgren is currently the Artistic Director of the Australian International Music Festival – Sydney, and a freelance teacher, composer and conductor who has held tenured positions at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), where he lectured in Composition, Conducting, Music Education and Instrumental Music Pedagogy. He currently holds an adjunct position at QCGU supervising postgraduate candidates in composition, conducting and music education. Dr Hultgren was admitted as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day, 2016, “for significant service to the arts, particularly music education, as an academic, composer and publisher, and to professional organisations”. Dr Hultgren was honoured by being made ‘Patron of the Maryborough Music Conference’, Australia’s largest music education event, an honour which is the most prestigious accolade given by Education Queensland for significant contributions to music education in that state. Dr Hultgren is also the recipient of the Midwest Clinic International Award, in recognition of his international contributions to music education; the Board of Directors of the Midwest Clinic presented the award in December of 2005. Dr Hultgren is a founding member of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association and was the recipient of the Citation of Excellence, ABODA’s highest honour, which, joined with life membership of ABODA, sees him as one of the most esteemed members of that association. He is also a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
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