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Time:

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

Location:

W185

Clinician(s)

Mary Crandell

Mary Crandell

Arris Golden

Arris Golden

William Talley

William Talley

Ingrid Larragoity-Martin

Ingrid Larragoity-Martin

Danh Pham

Danh Pham

The Access Collective: Creating Connections Through Music by Embedding Idea in Your Music Curriculum, Panel Discussion With the

Clinic Synopsis:

Would you categorize yourself as a person who … … facilitates rehearsals in a collaborative manner? … sets meaningful and obtainable goals for yourself and students? … is intentional in music selection? … fosters an inclusive culture within the band program? … helps students create connections to music selections? If your head is nodding YES, join The Access Collective in a panel discussion navigating these questions while sharing meaningful curriculum for music students at every level.

Mary Crandell - Biographical Information

A graduate of the University of South Dakota (BA and MM), Mary Crandell started her instrumental music career in Le Center (MN) and Clear Lake (IA) before her tenure began at Waukee Middle School (IA) from 2004 to 2023. Mary currently teaches part time in the band department at Eagle High School (ID), where she facilitates sectional rehearsals in jazz and wind band pedagogy. Mary has also started doctoral work in Curriculum and Instruction at Boise State University. Mary is past president of the Jazz Educators of Iowa (JEI) and the Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA). In her tenure as president of these organizations, Mary founded the Annual Middle School Jazz Combo Workshop and The Access Collective (TAC): Creating Connections Through Music (formerly known as the IBA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness Initiative). The Collective is in partnership with the IBA, The National Band Association (NBA), and Music for All. TAC provides guidance in developing curriculum to maintain safe teaching and learning environments while creating connections through the music curriculum. Nationally, Mary serves on the NBA IDEA Committee and has been a guest conductor for honor band festivals in Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Idaho. Mary and her long-time colleague, Deb Dunn, co-authored, Building from the Ground Up: A Successful Blueprint for Band Programs, and have presented sessions at state and national conferences on middle school band rehearsal techniques and jazz pedagogy. Most recently, the pair presented a teaching session at the 2021 Midwest Clinic.

Arris Golden - Biographical Information

Dr. Arris Golden is the Assistant Director of Bands and Associate Director of the Spartan Marching Band at Michigan State University. In this capacity, Dr. Golden teaches courses in conducting, marching band techniques, conducts the Spartan Youth Wind Symphony, is coordinator of the MSU Performing Arts Camps, and assists with all aspects of the athletic band program. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State University, Dr. Golden was a member of the conducting faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as the Assistant Director of University Bands. Dr. Golden holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from Michigan State University as a 2014 recipient of a Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship.

William Talley - Biographical Information

William Talley is the Director of Bands at Ohio University, where he directs the wind symphony and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and wind literature. Dr. Talley received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he served as the associate director of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the assistant director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. While a student at Eastman, Talley was a recipient of the Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellowship, the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize, and was the first recipient of the newly established Donald and Polly Hunsberger Endowed Conducting Scholarship. Prior to attending Eastman and receiving a Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of South Carolina, Talley taught for 15 years in the Asheville City Schools district in Asheville, NC. He was the recipient of many awards and recognitions in teaching during his tenure at Asheville High School, including being selected as Asheville City Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Dr. Talley has served as a presenter, clinician, and adjudicator across the country, and he is an active arranger and transcriber of music for wind ensembles. In 2019, his transcription of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 was premiered by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and his arrangement of “The Bond of Africa” from William Levi Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony was premiered by the Ohio University Wind Symphony in 2021.

Ingrid Larragoity-Martin - Biographical Information

Dr. Ingrid Larragoity-Martin is the Executive Director of El Sistema Colorado and serves as conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra of Denver Young Artist Orchestra. She brings with her over 22 years of high school and collegiate instrumental experience as a conductor, music educator, and community leader. Her passion to diversify and create inclusive music classrooms has impacted her leadership from the podium and into the music community at the state and national level. She looks forward to expanding her impact as a nonprofit leader through community-building, creating pathways for musical excellence, and engaging nonprofit leaders and educators in conversations around access, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the music classroom and beyond. As an active conductor, she has led honor/all state instrumental ensembles through the United States and abroad. She has initiated programs with New World Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and most recently, Colorado Symphony, connecting her ensembles to professional musicians and experiences. Internationally, she serves as a guest lecturer and conductor for The World, Residence at Sea, presenting lectures and conducting clinics throughout Europe and South America. Dr. Larragoity-Martin also cofounded and led Jinsha Summer Music Festival, a musical and cultural program for music students from the United States and from the SiChuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China.

Danh Pham - Biographical Information

Danh Pham is the Music Director for both the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra. He is Conductor of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Bands at Washington State University. Dr. Pham has conducted the renowned Seogwipo Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (Korea) and Calgary Wind Symphony in concert, and is a conductor for JCLink Music Publications recordings serving artists and teachers from China, the United States, Japan, Canada, and Hong Kong. He has taught and performed at numerous Asian conservatories, universities, ballet and symphony organizations, and most recently conducted a tour of European cities for the Ambassadors of Music program. At home, Dr. Pham has conducted All-State and All-Region ensembles throughout the country. Dr. Pham serves on the Collegiate Advisory Board for the Western International Band Clinic, where he has conducted their Intercollegiate Honor Band on numerous occasions. He also holds the Northwest Division Chair for the National Band Association, after serving as Coordinator for the State of Washington, and the Northwest Chair for the Dr. William P. Foster Project, an organization devoted to celebrating musical excellence through diversity. Dr. Pham was recently inducted into the American Bandmasters Association, and named the 2024 Washington Music Educators Association College/University Teacher of the Year, and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Music Teacher of the Year.

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