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December, 18, 2019
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM


Meeting Room W185


Andrew Pease

Andrew Pease

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The Magic of Singing with Your Band

Clinic Synopsis:

Singing in band rehearsals has immediate benefits. It can improve intonation, strengthen articulation, bring attention to dynamics, clarify rhythm, and completely change the way your band listens. This presentation will show you how to easily implement these strategies in your rehearsals with any level of band.

Andrew Pease - Biographical Information

Andrew D. Pease serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he directs the Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble and teaches conducting, orchestration, composition, and brass methods. He is also co-conductor of the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, a community band also based in Oneonta. His guest conducting work has taken him to several states, including two appearances at Carnegie Hall with bands from Hartwick College and Columbia University. He completed his DMA degree in wind conducting at Arizona State University, studying with Gary Hill, Wayne Bailey, and William Reber. While there, he conducted large ensembles and various chamber groups, including the professional Sun Valley Chamber Winds, which he founded in 2015. His work with these groups earned him the 2017 American Prize in Wind Band Conducting at the collegiate level. His other past teaching positions include South Mountain Community College (Phoenix, AZ), Ironwood High School (Glendale, AZ), and Lakewood Elementary School (Congers, NY). He started his career in New York City. While music director of the Columbia University Wind Ensemble from 2002-2013, he helped to start the Columbia Festival of Winds, now in its second decade. Concurrently, he conducted the community band Columbia Summer Winds, which inaugurated its Outdoor Composition Contest under his watch. He has degrees from Dartmouth College, Teachers College at Columbia University, and Hofstra University. His past conducting teachers include Max Culpepper, Melinda O’Neal, Dino Anagnost, and Peter Boonshaft, as well as clinics with other leading figures in the conducting world. Dr. Pease runs two websites dedicated to the music of the wind band. Wind Band Literature ( has been used as a resource for bands around the world. The Wind Band Symphony Archive ( is a dynamic record of all known symphonies written for wind band.