SATURDAY, february 26
1:00PM - 3:00 PM EST

Featuring Guest Clinician Dr. Emily Threinen


  • Workshop sessions presented by guest clinician, Dr. Emily Threinen

  • Explore conducting and rehearsal techniques

  • Network with other teachers

  • Conducting masterclasses*

  • *When registering for this event, delegates may indicate an interest in being selected to submit a video of themselves conducting one of the pieces from the Selected Repertoire List. Videos may be of the delegate conducting a recording. Selected delegates will receive an email detailing the parameters of the videos we will be using during the Conducting Masterclass session.

2022 FEES

Current OBA members -- FREE

Auditing High School Students -- $10.00

(high school students do not need to become OBA members to attend)


Please contact york.oba.wcs@gmail.com for questions or for more information.

2022 session breakdown

Session 1 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Conducting Calisthenics

Session 2 - 1:45 PM

Conducting Masterclass

Closing Remarks - 3:00 PM



  • A conducting baton

  • Scores to follow along during the afternoon conducting masterclass session: scores are available from Harknett Music (https://www.harknettmusic.com)

  • Selected Repertoire List:
    • Frank Ticheli, Simple Gifts - Four Shaker Songs (any one movement: Mvt. 1 In Yonder Valley, Mvt. 2 Dance, Mvt. 3 Here Take This Lovely Flower, Mvt. 4 Simple Gifts )

    • Omar Thomas, Shenandoah

    • Cait NishimuraChasing Sunlight


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2022 CLINICIAN: DR. EMILY threinen

Emily Threinen

Doctor of Musical Arts: Conducting, University of Michigan.

Master of Music: Conducting, Northwestern University.

Bachelor of Music: Double major: Clarinet Performance and K-12 Instrumental Music Education, University of Minnesota.

Emily Threinen is an Associate Professor of Music and serves as Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music in the Twin Cities. In this position, she conducts the acclaimed University Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, assists in undergraduate conducting, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Minnesota Band Program.

Prior to her position here, Threinen served as Director of Bands and Artistic Director of Winds and Brass at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Director of Bands at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia; Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony in Durham, North Carolina; Director of the Concordia University Wind Ensemble in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Conductor of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Threinen consistently works with composers, arrangers, and performing artists of varied disciplines. Residencies and projects with composers are integral to her creative work. Threinen is published in multiple volumes of the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band book series, where she has been recognized as a strong scholarly contributor. She is active, across the nation and abroad (appearances in Australia, Spain, Brazil, and Canada), as a guest conductor, clinician, and conference presenter.

A strong advocate for music education, Threinen is a proud Yamaha Master Educator and serves on the Executive Council of the Institute for Composer Diversity. In 2019, Threinen served as the conductor for the NAfME All-National Concert Band at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, she is an active member of these organizations: American Bandmasters Association (ABA), World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles (WASBE), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Big Ten Band Directors Association (currently serving as President), National Band Association (NBA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Pi Kappa Lambda and Kappa Kappa Psi as an honorary member.

Threinen is a native of Minnesota and is a proud alumna of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Class of 1999: Bachelor of Music Degrees in Clarinet Performance and K-12 Music Education.