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December, 18, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Shelby Chipman

Shelby Chipman

Developing Great Sound - “Listen Within the Circle, Individually”

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will focus on methods of developing a fundamental musical approach when rehearsing an ensemble. Specific emphasis will be placed on effective teaching methods of enhancing characteristic tone quality, intonation, technical facility, rhythmic accuracy , articulation, balance, dynamics, and phrasing in a band rehearsal setting. A twelve (12) member demonstration group will play in a circle.

Shelby Chipman - Biographical Information

Shelby R. Chipman, Ph.D. is professor of music at Florida A&M University (FAMU). His responsibilities in the Department of Music include teaching Instrumental Music Education, conducting, and coordinating student recitals and student teachers (as music interns). He taught music in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for 10 years. His band program at Miami Central High School developed into one of the finest band programs in the country. Dr. Chipman is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA), Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA), College Band Directors National Conference (CBDNA), FMEA Black Caucus, and Bethel AME Church (Tallahassee). His Dissertation focused on “A Survey of Perceptions of At-Risk Students by Florida Secondary School Band Directors.” He has also published articles in the Florida Music Director on Band Director Success and is the upcoming feature of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Band Director Digest fall publication. As an educator, Dr. Chipman believes that all students can learn. He believes there are obstacles that create barriers, but through faith, guidance, and love anything can be accomplished. “As educators, it is our responsibility to encourage students to maintain their focus” .