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IT CAN BE PERFECT BUT NOT WORTH REMEMBERING - Conducting & Educational Techniques with Immediate Musical Results

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  • Conductors quickly become frustrated when their musicians reach technical proficiency, yet emotive substance & artistic interaction remain lacking in their playing; when they focus on a "clean performance" to the exclusion of interpretive musical ideals. After guest conducting around the world as well as half of the All-States in America, Samuel Hazo demonstrates his tricks that immediately produce emotive results & show students there is no limit to the depth of music.
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  • 12/21/2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Samuel R. Hazo resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and children. In 2003, Mr. Hazo became the first composer in history to be awarded the winner of both composition contests sponsored by the National Band Association. Recently, his piece Mountain Thyme was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 CBDNA Composition Contest. He has composed for the professional, university and public school levels in addition to writing original scores for television, radio and the stage. Mr. Hazo holds the distinction of composing the memorials for the two worst mass shootings in America's history at the request of both Virginia Tech University and the Newtown School District. In 2012, two of Mr. Hazo's compositions were performed at the London Summer Olympic Games. Mr. Hazo's music has compiled over four million hits on YouTube. Additionally, numerous titles of his works are included in the series "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band." Samuel R. Hazo has been a music teacher at every educational grade level from kindergarten through college. He has been invited to guest conduct over 70 university ensembles and half of the All-State bands in America. Mr. Hazo was twice named “Teacher of Distinction” by the southwestern Pennsylvania Teachers’ Excellence Foundation. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duquesne University where he served on the Board of Governors and was awarded as Duquesne’s Outstanding Graduate in Music Education.