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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 Protzman is the Director of Bands at William Mason High School in Mason Ohio. He coordinates the district’s band program 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, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and is 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. In 2019 the William Mason High School Wind Symphony was selected to perform at the OMEA Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ensemble was also selected as a 2019 Commended 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. Mr. Protzman has recently been featured in Halftime Magazine and Teaching Music Magazine. As a clinician and educator, he has worked with groups across the United States and Canada. Protzman’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Kutztown University, Kutztown PA, a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Moravian College Bethlehem, PA, a Masters of Music 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.