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Cynthia Johnston Turner

Cynthia Johnston Turner
Connie Frigo

Connie Frigo

Crowd-Sourcing: Ideas for Moving Rehearsals Beyond the Basics To Engage and Inspire the 21st Century Student

Clinic Synopsis:

A practical session providing ideas for educators to go beyond the basics of good rehearsal technique to foster artistic curiosity and deeper student engagement in the process and performance.

Cynthia Johnston Turner - Biographical Information

Cynthia Johnston Turner is Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and co-Artistic Director of Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble at the Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia. Turner conducts the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, leads the MM and DMA programs in conducting, and oversees the entire band program including the 400+ member Redcoat Marching Band. Among other research interests, Cynthia is interested in breaking down hierarchical and siloed genres of music, and fostering artistic curiosity among students.

Connie Frigo - Biographical Information

Dr. Connie Frigo is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, teacher, speaker, and founder of numerous festivals. She is sought-after presenter on topics relating to professional development, entrepreneurship, creativity, and women in music, and is a steadfast organizer of interdisciplinary events with a focus on the creative process and engaging new audiences. She has at taught saxophone at UGA since 2011, and is the inaugural Chair of the North American Saxophone Alliance's Committee on the Status of Women, where her leadership has overseen the launch of a women’s mentoring program. She is a Henri Selmer Paris artist and D’Addario artist.