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


W 185


Trudy Fraase Wolf

Trudy Fraase Wolf

Mind the Gap: Tools for Small Bands To Play With Big Sounds

Clinic Synopsis:

Many band directors find themselves in front of wonderfully talented musicians but are lacking in a complete instrumentation. Creativity in assigning parts will help students to have the greatest success in performing various types of literature. This session will provide several strategies for directors to use so that the band will have the biggest and best sound possible, no matter the age or experience of the players.

Trudy Fraase Wolf - Biographical Information

Trudy Fraase Wolf has worked in the field of public school education for 27 years with experience as a music teacher, librarian, elementary principal, secondary principal, and superintendent and is currently employed with the Zeeland Public School in ND. She joined the Advance Ed team (now Cognia) in 2016 as an engagement review team member and became a Lead Evaluator in 2017. Mrs. Fraase Wolf has published in The Double Reed Journal, The Chorister, and the North Dakota Music Educator’s Journal and has presented at the North Dakota Music Educator’s Conference. In addition, Mrs. Fraase Wolf has served as a clinician for the NSU Band Clinic and as a judge for the Dickinson 5-8 music festival and the Federated Music Clubs piano festivals. Mrs. Fraase Wolf has earned degrees from Northern State University, the University of Illinois, and Dickinson State University. Ms. Fraase is a member of ND MEA (and has served as the general music rep for ND east region for ten years), ACDA, NBA, International Double Reed Society, Mu Phi Epsilon, NDLA, NDCEL, and Lions.