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December, 19, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM




Dana Pradervand-Sedatole

Dana Pradervand-Sedatole

High School Band Rehearsal Lab

Clinic Synopsis:

This rehearsal clinic will provide practical information to band directors regarding: building ensemble sound, the establishment of daily fundamentals, developing a variety of articulation, appropriate use of dynamics, establishing melodic and vertical intonation and interpretative ideas.

Dana Pradervand-Sedatole - Biographical Information

Dana Pradervand-Sedatole is currently in her 37th year of teaching, serves as the Past President for the Texas Music Educators Association and has recently completed her tenure as the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Houston. Prior to coming to the University of Houston, Ms. Pradervand-Sedatole was the Director of Bands at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX. During her six-year tenure, the band received numerous awards including 2nd Runner-Up in the TMEA 6A Honor Band Competition, UIL State Marching Contest qualifier and a 3 time National Wind Band Honoree. Dana began her teaching career as the Assistant Band Director at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas and later became the Director of Bands at Evans Junior High. She moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1992 to become the Director of Bands at Wood Middle School. While at Wood MS, her Wind Ensemble was a TMEA Honor Band Finalist twice. In 2001, she was named the Director of Bands at Judson High School in Converse, Texas. During her tenure at Judson the band enjoyed many successes including being named an Area Honor Band Finalist, performing at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and performing at the National Youth Concert in Carnegie Hall. Ms. Pradervand-Sedatole is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a student of Mr. James Sudduth. After completing her degrees, Ms. Pradervand-Sedatole began study with Mr. Eddie Green. Dana is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and is currently the conductor of the Michigan State University Spartan Youth Wind Symphony. She maintains professional affiliations with the American Bandmasters Association,Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and serves on the Board of Trustees for The Foundation for Music Education. Ms. Sedatole has recently been invited to join the Yamaha Master Educator Collective.