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December, 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Meeting Room W184


Rebecca MacLeod

Rebecca MacLeod

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Kevin Geraldi

Kevin Geraldi

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Teaching from the Podium: Combining Artistry and Pedagogy

Clinic Synopsis:

High school orchestra directors are frequently expected to fill the role of both conductor and string teacher. Participants will be taken through the process of making musical decisions that incorporate both artistry and pedagogy by clarifying what, why, and how to attain specific target goals during rehearsal. Structured activities that allow the teachers to practice conducting and other teaching strategies in the moment will be included.

Rebecca MacLeod - Biographical Information

Dr. Rebecca MacLeod is Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she directs the string education program and conducts the UNCG Sinfonia. She is the author of Teaching Strings in Today’s Classroom. A passionate advocate for increasing access to string education to all students, Dr. MacLeod directs two community partnership programs that provide string instruction to underserved students: the Lillian Rauch Beginning Strings Program and the Peck Alumni Leadership Program. Students of these programs have performed for Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Gloria Ladsen-Billings, and the Sphinx Virtuosi. Her research on working with underserved populations, vibrato technique, music teacher education, and music perception has been presented nationally and internationally. Dr. MacLeod received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and her MME and PhD from Florida State University. She is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and abroad.

Kevin Geraldi - Biographical Information

Kevin M. Geraldi is Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Associate Professor of Conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he conducts the UNCG Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Casella Sinfonietta, and teaches conducting.  He has also held positions at Lander University in Greenwood, SC, and in the public schools of Westchester, IL.  He is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician around the United States and abroad, and has published articles in journals including The Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, and The Journal of Band Research.  His recordings on the Centaur and Equilibrium labels have been critically acclaimed.  Dr. Geraldi received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and he holds both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of the Thelma A. Robinson Award, given by the Conductors Guild and the National Federation of Music Clubs, a member of the American Bandmasters Association and was named Outstanding Teacher in the UNCG School of Music.