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December, 18, 2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




H. Robert Reynolds

H. Robert Reynolds

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Doris Doyon

Doris Doyon

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The Difference Between a Good Conductor and a Great Conductor

Clinic Synopsis:

Twenty distinguished performers were asked to comment on their beliefs of the differences between a good conductor and a great conductor. Highlights from these comments will be discussed with attendees.

H. Robert Reynolds - Biographical Information

H. Robert Reynolds was Director of Bands, Chairman of the Conducting Department, Director of the Instrumental Studies Division and Arthur Thurnau Professor of Music at the University of Michigan until 2001. Following his retirement from Michigan, he became the Wind Ensemble Conductor and the H. Robert Reynolds Professor of Music at the University of Southern California for nearly 20 years. He has conducted recordings for Koch, Pro Arte, Caprice, and Deutcsche Grammophone. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Academy of Music, Disney Concert Hall, and each summer at Tanglewood. In Europe he has conducted an opera for La Scala Open in Milan, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. In 2019, he was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

Doris Doyon - Biographical Information

Dr. Doris Doyon has been an active music educator and conductor for over twenty years, teaching public school and post-secondary bands and instrumental ensembles in Washington, Nevada, and California. She most recently served as Director of Bands at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, and previously served as Director of Instrumental Music at Norwalk High School, a Title I school in southeast Los Angeles County. The Norwalk Band earned a six-year designation as a Grammy Signature School Program and hosted many clinicians from around the nation. Doyon completed a DMA in wind conducting at UCLA in December of 2022, and is pursuing a PhD in music education, wind conducting cognate, at the University of Michigan. She earned a Master of Arts in conducting and percussion performance from Truman State University and bachelor’s degrees in music education and music performance from Pacific Lutheran University. Her primary conducting teachers include Michael Haithcock, Travis Cross, Dan Peterson, and Raydell Bradley.