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December, 16, 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


W 179


Matthew Dockendorf

Matthew Dockendorf

5 Concepts To Build Ensemble Awareness

Clinic Synopsis:

We teachers are constantly looking for practical rehearsal techniques to develop ensemble skills and broaden our student's musical experience. This session will discuss 5 fundamental aspects of ensemble playing that can be transferred to various repertoire, skill level, and group size. Through teaching these ensemble fundamentals your students will be more engaged in the rehearsal process and will be able to apply those skills in their own music making.

Matthew Dockendorf - Biographical Information

Matthew Dockendorf is Associate Director of Bands and Director of the “Golden Buffalo” Marching Band at the University of Colorado Boulder. An Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Dockendorf conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches instrumental conducting as well as music education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to his appointment as Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Dockendorf spent five years as the Assistant Director of Bands at CU where he directed the “Buff” Basketball Band and the Concert Band. Dr. Dockendorf taught public school at Lakeville South High School in Minnesota where he was the Assistant Director and was involved in administering and teaching: marching band, concert bands, chamber music, percussion ensemble, pit orchestra, and guitar class. Dr. Dockendorf has guest conducted high school and middle school bands in Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, and has presented clinics at various state music conferences and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Currently, his transcriptions of Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in E-flat for Concert Band and Silvestre Revueltas’ Troka for Wind Ensemble are under consideration for publication. Dr. Dockendorf holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from Michigan State University under Dr. Kevin L. Sedatole; a Master of Music in Conducting from The Ohio State University under Dr. Russel Mikkelson; and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Minnesota where he studied and performed under Prof. Craig Kirchhoff, Prof. Jerry Luckhardt, and Dr. Timothy Diem.