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Thomas McCauley

Thomas McCauley

Living Between Two Worlds: Conducting in the Space Between Reality and Imagination

Clinic Synopsis:

Effective conducting lies in the space between two worlds; one that is real and one that is imagined. This session will offer suggestions about how to increase the conductor’s awareness of both of these worlds, and how to more effectively utilize the space between them to improve the sound, sensitivity, and awareness of any ensemble.

Thomas McCauley - Biographical Information

Dr. Thomas McCauley is currently the Director of University Bands in the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey where he conducts the Montclair State University Wind Symphony, MSU Symphonic Band, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate conducting. Ensembles under his direction have been invited to appear at state-wide, regional, national, and international conferences, including the College Band Directors National Association and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Dr. McCauley has twice appeared as a clinician at the MidWest Clinic in Chicago, is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout North America, and he currently serves as a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician. Dr. McCauley’s book titled, Adventures in Band Building (or How to Turn a Less-Than-It-Could-Be into a More-Than-It-Should-Be) is published by G.I.A. Publications. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Windhaven; an intensive, week-long performance opportunity for wind players and percussionists ages 18-28, which takes place each June at the Kinhaven Music School in the beautiful mountains of Weston, Vermont.