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December, 19, 2022
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM




Andrew Boysen

Andrew Boysen

What Would YOU Do? - Developing Rehearsal Techniques Through Active Listening

Clinic Synopsis:

This session will include the incorporation of a live ensemble and real-time, online voting from members of the audience. We will begin by examining a score together and then listen to the band perform selected passages, voting on what areas need immediate attention and then attempting various rehearsal strategies. The goal is to notice what we individually tend to “catch” and what we tend to “miss” in rehearsal, honing our skills and making our rehearsals more efficient and effective.

Andrew Boysen - Biographical Information

Andrew Boysen, Jr. is presently a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches conducting and composition. Under his leadership, the UNH wind symphony has released six recordings and been invited to perform at regional conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and National Association for Music Education. Previously, Boysen taught at Indiana State University and Cary-Grove (IL) High School. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university and festival ensembles across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991. Boysen has several published works with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, Alfred Music, Ludwig Masters Music, and C. Alan Publications, and recordings of his music appear on the Sony, R-Kal, Mark, St. Olaf and Elf labels.