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December, 20, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM




Jim Daughters

Jim Daughters

Corey Seapy

Corey Seapy

The Future Band Director’s Top Ten: What You Can Do NOW Before You Start Your First Job

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic presents a "top ten" for pre-service music educators preparing for their first job in the classroom as an instrumental music instructor. After a combined 40 years of experience, and the responses from 50 reputable band directors, the "top ten" list was generated to encourage and assist college students to focus their learning and skillset before entering the profession.

Jim Daughters - Biographical Information

Dr. Jim Daughters is the Director of Bands at Southeast Missouri State University and serves as the conductor and artistic director of the Cincinnati Wind Band, the city’s ‘official’ wind ensemble. At Southeast Missouri State University, Jim’s primary responsibilities include the direction and administration of the 200-member university band program. He also teaches courses in instrumental conducting and instrumental music education. Prior to his appointment at SEMO, he was the Associate Director of Bands and Music Education Coordinator at Arkansas Tech University. Jim has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, conducting the Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble, and he enjoyed a successful 15-year career as a band director in Kentucky. Daughters holds graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky where he was a student of Richard Clary, Cody Birdwell, and George Boulden. Ensembles under Daughters’ direction have earned recognition through invited performances to prestigious events including The Midwest Clinic, Music for All National Concert Band Festival, American Music Celebration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jazz Educators Network Conference, National Middle School Conference, International Women’s Brass Conference, Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Kentucky Music Educators Association Conferences, Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conferences.

Corey Seapy - Biographical Information

Corey Seapy is a dynamic conductor and educator who has spent the last sixteen years maximizing the artistic potential of a wide variety of ensembles. He serves as Director of Bands at the University of Central Missouri, where he leads the Wind Ensemble, teaches courses in conducting and music education, and oversees the band program. Prior to arriving at UCM, he served as Director of Bands at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. He is an active guest conductor and clinician, a Third Place recipient of the American Prize in Conducting, and a new music advocate who has led many world premieres, including recent works by Juan Pablo Contreras and Derek Jenkins. Prior to living in the Midwest, Dr. Seapy conducted and taught in Massachusetts, where he served as Music Director of the Charles River Wind Ensemble and Director of Bands at Ipswich High School. He holds conducting degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory (MO) and Ithaca College (NY), and a degree in Music Education from Gordon College (MA). Dr. Seapy lives in Lee’s Summit, MO, where he spends most of his free time chasing a toddler.