CAPITAL REGION WIND BAND SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
time & location tbd
Registration for the Capital Region/OBA Wind Band Symposium will open soon.
Stay tuned for more.
Live zoom workshop sessions presented by clinician Dr. Alain Cazes
- Explore conducting and rehearsal techniques
- Opportunity to receive live feedback on your submitted conducting recording
Session 1 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
"What Great Conductors have in Common"
- an analysis and discussion of four exceptional professional conductors
Session 2 | 10:45 - Noon
"Musical Refinement and Repertoire Selection"
- how to work towards musical excellence in performance, including preparing for festival and what adjudicators are looking for
Session 3 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM
"Essential Elements of Good Communication in Teaching Situations" OR "The Basics of a Conducting Technique"
- one topic above will be explored - to be voted upon by participants
Session 4: 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Live feedback sessions on submitted conducting videos. Time allotted for group discussion and Q&A
Information for the 2022 Capital Region/OBA Wind band Symposium will be released soon. See below for details on the 2021 symposium.
Select conducting video submissions to be reviewed live during the Symposium on a first-come first-serve basis by current or new OBA members. Each submission will receive written feedback by the clinician.
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SYMPOSIUM DELEGATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE WITH THEM:
A conducting baton
Scores to follow along during the afternoon conducting masterclass session: scores are available from Long & McQuade Music. (https://www.long-mcquade.com/)
- The list of repertoire will be communicated to participants by the end of April
Associate Professor; Conducting, Brass,
Schulich School of Music
École de musique Schulich
Director, McGill Wind Orchestra
Awarded first prize in tuba and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Alain Cazes pursued his studies in the United States with Joseph Novotny, Donald Harry, and Ronald Bishop.
In Brazil, he was Principal tuba with the Paraïba State Orchestra member of the Brass-IL Quintet, and professor at the Federal University of Paraïba (UFPB). He has taught at the Université du Québec in Montreal, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and the Université de Montréal, where he was in charge of Wind orchestras, brass department, teaching tuba, chamber music and conducting. A frequent soloist, he has performed the radio "première" of several Canadian works for tuba and also lectures on orchestra conducting and brass pedagogy. He adjudicates regularly at several Music Festivals and Competitions in the ten Canadian provinces and internationally. He teaches during summer at the Orford Art Center, Domaine Forget, and the Simposio Internazionale d'Ottoni in Ascoli, Italy.
Principal tuba with the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal, he has also performed with the Montreal Symphony and many other orchestras in the world under the diretion of conductors such as: Mehta, Nézet-Séguin, Zukerman, Veltri, and many others. He was co-director of the Orchestre Métropolitain Choir, has been Musical Director of the Montreal Pop Orchestra. He has also conducted the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre de Drumondville.
Alain Cazes is a founding member of the Philharmonie des vents du Québec. As a full time Professor at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, has written numerous arrangements for a variety of instrumental ensembles, orchestra, and mixed choir. He is Vice-President of CIME music.