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December, 15, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


W 179


Nicholas Greeson

Nicholas Greeson

The Ringmaster: Programming, Rehearsing, and Conducting for the Beginning Band

Clinic Synopsis:

The beginning year of band instruction has more variation in structure than at any other level. Beginning instruction provides a vital foundation for future achievement, but too often receives inadequate attention due to the challenges and differences from program to program. This presentation examines music selection and preparation for typical levels of performance depending on rehearsal time and will assist directors in selecting, rehearsing, and conducting repertoire for their ensembles.

Nicholas Greeson - Biographical Information

Mr. Nicholas Greeson is currently the Elementary Band Director for the Cape Henlopen School District serving the northeastern communities of Sussex County, Delaware. He has previously worked in the Indian River School District in Delaware and began his teaching career in New Jersey in the Newark Public Schools and the Wayne Public Schools as a high school band director. He is a Sergeant First Class, Platoon Sergeant, and Music Team Leader in the 78th Army Band, US Army Reserve located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst where he has served for over 24 years, performing on single reeds and horn. In 2020, he was selected as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the year for all the reserve components of the US Army Band Field. Nicholas has served as the All State Senior Band Coordinator for the Delaware Music Educators Association and has been a clinician for Delaware Music Educators and New Jersey Music Educators state conferences. He is the ensemble music caption supervisor for National Judges Association/Tournament of Bands and adjudicates for Drum Corps Associates. He holds degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the American Band College.