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December, 21, 2023
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM




Anthony Susi

Anthony Susi

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Pedagogical Practices to Maximize Precious Rehearsal Time

Clinic Synopsis:

Efficiency and effectiveness are the keys to a productive rehearsal. I will share many tried & true approaches from my 37 years of teaching experience that led to Outstanding Band Programs in two different districts.

Anthony Susi - Biographical Information

Anthony Susi has been teaching music in Connecticut schools at the middle, high school and collegiate level since 1985.  He often serves as a guest conductor at honors band festivals for elementary, middle and high school musicians throughout his native state as well as in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Mr. Susi has presented numerous state conference workshops and contributed articles for publication in CMEA, Bandworld, MEJ, and SBO on music pedagogy.  He has also been invited frequently to adjudicate both jazz and concert band festivals in Connecticut and serves as an adjudicator for Fantastic Festivals & CMEA.  His performing ensembles have been featured many times at CMEA and MENC Eastern Division Conferences and have earned Superior ratings and top honors at adjudication festivals throughout the Eastern states.      Mr. Susi’s diverse experience as a band director and adjudicator has provided him a unique understanding of the aesthetic appeal and technical needs for compositions written at various age levels.  This is evident by the number of commissions he receives each year from elementary, middle and high school band and string orchestra directors since 1998. Some of his works have been finalists in national composition contests (2023 American Prize and Grand Mesa Music 2021 & 2023), featured at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic (2018, 22 & 23) and noted in The Instrumentalist magazine, JW Pepper’s Editors Choice, Stanton’s 5 Star Feature the Top 100 lists by Bandworld magazine and the CT Chapter of ASBDA.       Outside of music education, Mr. Susi has also composed and recorded seven CDs of original music in a variety of genres that have been featured on Best of CT compilation discs and the soap opera, As the World Turns.  In addition to composing and teaching, he is an active solo artist on guitar, keyboard and vocals, performing regularly at several establishments around his home state.