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December, 16, 2021
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM


W 193


Chandler Wilson

Chandler Wilson

SHOP Talk: ABC’s for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Year Band Directors

Clinic Synopsis:

This presentation is to help young band directors survive in the profession. Building a program, recruitment, retention, stress, time management, and aiming for success are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Having and creating methods and ideas, along with how to find different ways to be effective in our environment will also be a part of this presentation. Our ABC’s and 123’s are functional in life, and they are just as important in the beginning stages of music education.

Chandler Wilson - Biographical Information

Chandler L. Wilson is the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Florida State University. His responsibilities with athletic bands include being a part of the creative team behind the Marching Chiefs and FSU’s athletic pep band program. As a part of the wind band conducting and music education faculty, Dr. Wilson teaches courses in music education and conducts various concert ensembles. Dr. Wilson attended Florida A&M University, where he earned the Bachelor of Science in Music Education. He earned a Master of Arts in Wind Band Conducting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the PhD in Music Education with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Wilson served as Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at Eastern Michigan University, with previous public-school experience as director of bands at Hollywood Hills High School and Cooper City High School. Dr. Wilson holds professional memberships in the CBDNA, NAfME, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and is an honorary member "Friend of the Arts" of Sigma Alpha Iota and Tau Beta Sigma. Dr. Wilson is a recipient of the Florida Bandmasters Association "Tom Bishop Award" and is also a member of ASCAP. Dr. Wilson has also been recognized and honored by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.