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December, 20, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM




Emily Threinen

Emily Threinen

A Connected Conductor: The Nexus of Artistry, Technique, and Emotion

Clinic Synopsis:

An uninhibited imagination combined with authenticity and practical tools can enhance the connection between conductor and ensemble musicians. Partnered with a high school band, this session will feature four concepts: engagement with the music score, physical relationships to sound and musical leadership, strategies for building a larger gestural vocabulary, and the emotional impact of non-verbal communication. Content is applicable to conductors who work with varied experience-levels and ages.

Emily Threinen - Biographical Information

Emily Threinen currently serves as Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music. In this position, she conducts the acclaimed Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Minnesota Bands. Prior to her appointment at Minnesota, Threinen served as Director of Bands and Artistic Director of Winds and Brass at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Threinen consistently works with composers, arrangers, and performing artists of varied disciplines. Residencies and projects with composers and new compositions are integral to her creative work. Threinen is published in multiple volumes of the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band book series where she has been recognized as a strong scholarly contributor. She is an active guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter, and performer. Threinen was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 2016 and is an active member of these organizations: World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles (WASBE), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), National Band Association (NBA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Pi Kappa Lambda, and Kappa Kappa Psi as an honorary member. Threinen is a Yamaha Master Educator.