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December, 17, 2021
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM


W 179


Gems, Jalopies, & Juggernauts Selecting Appropriate High-Quality Wind Band Performance Literature for Your Ensembles

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic is designed to help directors select quality wind band performance literature. It is not designed to highlight specific pieces that some in the profession believe to be the best choices for your ensembles. The old adage “give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person how to fish, and you will feed them for a lifetime” applies to the intent of this presentation.

Edward Protzman - Biographical Information

Edward F. Protzman is the Director of Bands at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio. He is the district’s Performing Arts Coordinator and directs multiple concert bands, including the Mason High School Wind Symphony. He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the Ohio Music Educators Association, and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. He currently serves as the Ohio State Chairperson for the National Band Association. His bands have been selected to perform at music educator conferences in Ohio, Kansas, and Pennsylvania and the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2021 The Mason Wind Symphony was selected as a National Winner as part of The Foundation for Music Education’s National Wind Band Honors Program. Protzman is the 2019 winner of the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award presented by the National Association for Music Education and Music for All. As a clinician and educator, he has worked with groups across the United States and Canada. His education includes a BA in Music from Kutztown University, Kutztown PA, a BM in Music Education from Moravian College Bethlehem, PA, a MM in Wind Conducting from West Chester University, West Chester, PA, and a Graduate Diploma in Wind Conducting from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Music Education Degree at Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia.