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December, 19, 2022
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM




Lauren Reynolds

Lauren Reynolds

The ABCs of Artistic Ensemble Rehearsing

Clinic Synopsis:

So often the day-to-day task of rehearsing an ensemble gets bogged down in “find and replace” error detection, cleanliness-oriented ensemble work, and minutiae. This session explores how the rehearsal process can be re-conceived to address technical and artistic goals simultaneously. The session will provide a series of twenty-six practical strategies and rehearsal techniques, arranged alphabetically, of course(!), that will help add musical depth to the day-to-day process of rehearsing.

Lauren Reynolds - Biographical Information

Lauren Reynolds is Director of Concert Bands at the University of Delaware School of Music, where she serves as conductor of the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind literature. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of Delaware, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting, cognate in Flute Performance, from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Rodney Winther. Dr. Reynolds has conducted ensembles from the middle school through professional levels, and has served as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States. Under her leadership, the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble has participated and led in the commissioning of numerous works for winds. Their 2019 tour of Spain culminated in an invited performance at the annual Úbeda Festival of Music and Dance, and they were featured performers at the 2020 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference. Most recently, the ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2022 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Prague. Dr. Reynolds currently serves as president of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). She resides in Maryland with her husband, a professional bassoonist, and her two young children.