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December, 21, 2018
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


Ballroom W183


Kevin Sedatole

Kevin Sedatole
Mary K. Schneider

Mary K. Schneider

Directors for Diversity: Grade 1-4 Band Works by Women

Clinic Synopsis:

What is Intentional Programming? It is the act of intentionally building performance programs of quality repertoire that ensure students are exposed to music by composers of varying nationality, gender and colour. In this clinic, learn intentional programming strategies from the masters as they share their very own Middle and High School concert programs that integrate works by women. Walk away with achievable teaching strategies and practical curriculum writing tools linked to each program.

Jodie Blackshaw - Biographical Information

Have you ever played a ‘Blackshaw’ with your wind ensemble? If you have, then you know that a work by this Australian composer-educator is different from the norm. You will also know that it takes you, the Director, on an alternate educational pathway that for some, is a little uncomfortable at first. That said you would also know that it is a surprise package, an audience favourite and presents you the director with interesting conducting challenges.     Such is the work of Jodie Blackshaw. Jodie Blackshaw (b. 1971) grew up in the Riverina, NSW, Australia then completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition) with Professor Larry Sitsky at the Australian National University (ANU).  Since then, she has worked in a range of schools teaching classroom/instrumental music and conducting ensembles.   Through her teaching, conducting and composing, Blackshaw has passionately searched for a compositional approach to band that offers Directors a product that centres on musical elements other than melody and harmony.  In 2006 Jodie won the inaugural Frank Ticheli Composition Contest and has since traveled throughout Australia, the United States, Canada and the UAE as a guest composer and creative music teaching clinician. Highlights of these travels include residencies at prestigious school such as the University of North Texas, the University of British Columbia, Ithaca College and the Crane School of Music, State University of New York (Potsdam). Jodie is currently studying a PhD in Composition at the ANU with Dr. Christopher Sainsbury with a focus on composing music for children influenced by brain-based learning principles. Blackshaw is fanatical about producing quality, meaningful works for band and is frequently commissioned by various groups throughout the western world to do just that. She desires that her music not just be "another piece, but an educational and spiritual journey for both the players and the director".

Jerry Junkin - Biographical Information

In his 28th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division, teaching courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards. He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003. Additionally, 2015 marks the beginning of his 23rd season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds. In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works. In 2013 he was the Texas Bandmaster of the Year and in December of 2015, he was presented with the Medal of Honor by the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is past-president of both the College Band Directors National Association and the American Bandmasters Association. Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Joseph Alessi and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier, Longhorn Music and Naxos labels. The New York Times named his recent release on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD’s of the year. Jerry Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education and spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.

Kevin Sedatole - Biographical Information

Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony. Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He has conducted across the United States and Europe. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors’ National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division. His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria.

John Lynch - Biographical Information

John Lynch is a leading international wind band conductor. He is the Director of Bands and Wind Symphony Conductor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he has created the first graduate degrees in wind conducting in Australian history. He was previously Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Georgia and the University of Kansas. Other positions include those at Northwestern University and Emory University. He has served as Artistic Director of the Verbrugghen Ensemble (professional ensemble-in residence at the Sydney Con), the Northshore Concert Band, the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, and the Greater New York Wind Symphony (founder). He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia including the national conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, NAFME, Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference, the Midwest Clinic and Interlochen, as well as invited tours of China, Argentina, and Europe. Lynch has three professional recordings on the Naxos label including the premiere in the Wind Band Classics Series, and one on the Klavier label. He is a published composer through C. Alan Music and Maestro and Fox. Awards include The American Prize, the national Stanbury Award for outstanding conducting and teaching, New York’s Big Apple Corps National Leadership in the Arts award, The University of Georgia Creative Research Medal, a Northwestern University Searle Fellow for Teaching Excellence, and elected membership in the American Bandmasters Association and Phi Beta Mu international band honor fraternity. Lynch is a passionate advocate for new music and has commissioned, recorded, and premiered works from around the globe by both today’s leading composers and those new to writing for the wind band medium. He holds degrees from Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Mary K. Schneider - Biographical Information

Mary K. Schneider is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University, where she conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and music education, and oversees and guides all aspects of EMU’s comprehensive band program. Active internationally as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, Dr. Schneider is a strong advocate for new wind music. Her ensembles frequently collaborate with composers, and have participated in commissioning and/or premiering over two dozen new works for wind band. In addition to published articles in the GIA series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Schneider has engaged in extensive research, and presentations surrounding Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano and his Symphony No. 3 for large wind ensemble, “Circus Maximus.” Dr. Schneider brings a diverse background to her students. She holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied conducting with Jerry Junkin. She has also graduated with Distinction in Performance honors from the New England Conservatory of Music. Schneider’s career teaching experience includes many years as a public school music educator in northern New Jersey. Elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 2013, Schneider served two terms as President of the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association, and is currently active on the Music Education Committee of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). Additionally, she maintains professional affiliations with the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), the National Band Association (NBA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and has been awarded lifetime honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

Julie Bounds - Biographical Information

Julie Bounds has been the Executive Director of the Summer in the City Music Camp since 2010. She is also the Director of Bands at Santa Teresa High School where she is in her 11th year of teaching instrumental music. During her tenure, the Santa Teresa Band Program has grown to include three concert bands, three jazz bands, two jazz combos, marching band, pep band, and various chamber ensembles. In 2013, the marching band returned to class 4A competition after five years in the smaller 3A division, making it to the WBA Grand Finals for the first time in school history. In addition to classes and award-winning performances, Ms. Bounds and the Santa Teresa Band Program currently host several music festivals including the CMEA Jazz South Festival, CMEA Band & Orchestra Festival, and Music in the Parks Festivals in the spring.  Julie Bounds was recognized in 2007 as Jazz Educator of the Year by the San Jose Jazz Society. She is currently the Past President of the Santa Clara County Band Directors Association and has served on their board of directors for ten years. She has served on the California Music Education Association’s Bay Section Board of Directors, California Band Directors Association Special Projects Team, and is the Executive Director of the Summer in the City Camp at San Jose State University. As a percussionist, Ms. Bounds has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with the Chabot Wind Symphony, West Valley Jazz Orchestra, San Jose Wind Symphony, Master Sinfonia Orchestra, and Octobop Jazz Octet. In addition to presenting on the topics of composition and improvisation, Ms. Bounds also enjoys speaking about the practical challenges of teaching percussion and managing instrumentation in the classroom. Ms. Bounds recently submitted two lessons plans to the new GIA publication, “Musicianship. Composing in Band and Orchestra.” (2013).