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December, 19, 2022
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Daniel Tembras

Daniel Tembras

Teach Like Your Hair Is on Fire: Rehearsal Techniques That Engage All Learners, Establish Ownership, and Create Meaningful Learn

Clinic Synopsis:

This rehearsal lab will demonstrate an entire rehearsal, from warm up to conclusion while providing rehearsal strategies and pedagogical techniques that will serve students in two ways: all students engaged all the time both in performance and critical inquiry and engaging in a rehearsal that prioritizes student expression.

Daniel Tembras - Biographical Information

Daniel Tembras serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne. His duties include conducting the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaching courses in conducting and music education, and coordinating the woodwind, brass, and percussion areas. Dr. Tembras holds a DMA degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this, he served as the Assistant to the Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin, Director of the Longhorn Jazz Band and Combo, and Assistant Director of the Longhorn Basketball and Volleyball Bands. Dr. Tembras received the Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University. While in Michigan, Dr. Tembras served as a director in the Mason Public Schools in Mason, Michigan, and in the Kearsley Community Schools in Flint. Dr. Tembras is a frequent guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad, including the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, the United States Army Field Band, and the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project (WYWOP) in Schladming, AT. Under his direction, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed in Carnegie Hall, as well as Vienna and Salzburg, AT, Ceskê Budêjovice and Prague, CZ, and throughout Germany. The ensemble will be embarking on a tour of Asia in the spring of 2022. Tembras is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, NAfME, the Indiana Music Educators Association, Indiana Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, and is an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha.