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December, 19, 2024
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM




Erica Neidlinger

Erica Neidlinger

Mindful Rehearsals to Maximize Learning

Clinic Synopsis:

A strategy to develop productive teaching cycles will be demonstrated with participant interaction. This demonstration applies critical listening, sonic awareness, and rehearsal skills to musical realization. Clear results require informed score study and imaginative implementation. It is the use of imagination that leads to effective rehearsals. Saying and doing are different things. You may have given an instruction, but this does not mean anything has changed!

Erica Neidlinger - Biographical Information

Dr. Erica J. Neidlinger is the wind conductor and chair of the performance department at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago. Additional responsibilities have included teaching conducting and wind history/repertoire courses as well as instrumental music education courses. Dr. Neidlinger’s conducting experiences are broad, ranging from chamber ensembles, contemporary ensembles, symphonic bands, and wind ensembles. She has worked with some of the finest musicians in Chicago as featured artists with the DePaul ensembles. Dr. Neidlinger has been featured as a guest conductor/clinician in Riga, Latvia and Moscow, Russia and has traveled to Singapore and Canada as an ensemble adjudicator/clinician. International presentations include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. She has conducted honor bands and presented at many conferences across the United States, and is the current President of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). Dr. Neidlinger completed her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Craig Kirchhoff. Her research applies Laban’s Effort Shape Theory to the expressive development of conductors.