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Legacy of the March - Creating Rewarding Musical Experiences

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  • Marches represent true original band music. The medium is one of our most audience appealing, yet many conductors are reluctant to program these wonderful pieces. Is this in part due to an uneasiness involving proper interpretation and performance? This clinic, including musical examples provided by the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony, will provide performance information, much passed down through oral tradition, to enhance and encourage the correct performance and selection of marches.
  • Timothy Rhea (trhea@tamu.edu)
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  • Dr. Timothy Rhea is currently in his 26th year at Texas A&M University, serving as Director of Bands & Music Activities. He serves as administrative head of the Music Activities Program, is conductor of the University Wind Symphony, and oversees the Texas Aggie Band. Dr. Rhea holds degrees in music education and conducting from the University of Arkansas, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston. During his tenure at Texas A&M University, Dr. Rhea has conducted the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony for conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Western International Band Clinic, and the American Bandmasters Association. Additional concerts have included Carnegie Hall, and five European tours with performances in Ireland, England, Italy, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic. The TAMU Wind Symphony has released several internationally distributed recordings. In addition to conducting, Dr. Rhea maintains a very successful career as an arranger and composer with an output of over 300 pieces, to include over fifty published works. Dr. Rhea maintains an internationally active schedule as conductor, clinician, and adjudicator having appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association, was selected as the Outstanding Young Bandmaster of the Year for the State of Texas, and has received the President’s Meritorious Service Award to Texas A&M University. Dr. Rhea a former President of The American Bandmasters Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation. He additionally holds memberships in several related professional organizations.
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