YORK/OBA WIND cONDUCTors' 

SYMPOSIUM

registration

Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register in person on the morning of the event.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Network with other Ontario band teachers

  • Workshop sessions presented by clinician Dr. Robert Taylor

  • Rehearsal techniques and repertoire ideas

  • St. John’s Music booth

  • Opportunity to play with the York University Wind Symphony during the conducting masterclass sessions - Delegates are encouraged to bring an instrument on which they are experienced.

  • A chance to conduct the York University Wind Symphony during one of the conducting masterclass sessions.

schedule

Registration and time to visit SJM booth

9:00

AM

Clinician Session 1

9:30AM

Break

10:30

AM

Clinician Schedule 2

10:45

AM

Lunch

12:00PM

Conducting Masterclass & Rehearsal Techniques Part 1

1:00

PM

Break

2:00

PM

Conducting Masterclass & Rehearsal Techniques Part 2

2:15

PM

Break

3:00

PM

Conducting Masterclass & Rehearsal Techniques Part 1

3:15

PM

Final Remarks

4:00

PM

Symposium

info

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

9:30AM to 4:30PM

Accolade Centre East,  Faculty of Fine Arts
York University

General  |  New/Returning = $80

General  |  Current = $55

Student/Retiree  |  New/Returning = $45

Student/Reetiree  |  Current = $25

High School Student Auditing Cost = $20

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

  • Conducting Gesture and Music-making

  • Rehearsal Techniques​

SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING

  • A conducting baton

  • A band instrument they are experienced on; delegates are encouraged to perform with the York Wind Symphony during the afternoon conducting masterclass

  • Scores to follow along during the afternoon conducting masterclass session: (scores available from St. John's Music toronto@stjohnsmusic.com | 416-785-5000)

    • Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo - Malcom Arnold (Paynter) - Carl Fischer

    • Earthscape - David Marlatt - Eighth Note Publications

    • Dusk - Steven Bryant - Hal Leonard Corp.

    • Thin Places - Bill Thomas - Eighth Note Publications

    • In the Forest of the King - Pierre La Plante - Daehn Publicationsd

 

Delegates may indicate an interest in being selected to conduct the York University Wind Symphony and receive feedback during the conducting masterclass sessions by our guest clinician. Delegates interested in conducting must have their own score and baton while all are welcome to bring scores to follow along. Delegates will be notified if they have been selected to conduct by February 7, 2020.

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

2020 CLINICIAN

Dr. Robert Taylor

Director of Bands,

The University of

British Columbia Chair,

Wind Brass and

Percussion Division
Professor of Conducting & Ensembles
M.Mus, DMA (Northwestern)

Robert Taylor is Director of Bands at the UBC School of Music, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting, and serves as Chair of the Woodwind Brass and Percussion Division. With a career in music education spanning over twenty years, previous appointments include the University of Puget Sound in the state of Washington and Eureka High School in northern California, where ensembles under his direction earned recognition by Downbeat Magazine, the Selmer Corporation, and Grammy Signature Schools.

Dr. Taylor maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor. Past engagements include performances with the Vancouver Brass Project, Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Chicago-based contemporary music group, the Maverick Ensemble, in addition to collaborations with a wide range of international artists—from brass virtuosi Allen Vizzutti, Gail Williams, Jeff Nelsen, and Daniel Perantoni; to composers Jodie Blackshaw, Michael Colgrass, John Corigliano, David Maslanka, Alex Shapiro, Frank Ticheli, and Dana Wilson; to jazz and pop performers Ingrid Jensen, Manhattan Transfer, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. As a passionate advocate of music in the schools, Dr. Taylor is in high demand as a festival adjudicator, rehearsal clinician, and guest conductor throughout North America and internationally. His frequent appearances with young musicians include serving as principal conductor of the Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble and guest conductor of numerous honor groups, such as the National Youth Band of Canada, California Orchestra Directors Association Honor Symphony, and many provincial and all-state bands across Canada and the United States.

Taylor received the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in conducting from Northwestern University, where he studied with Mallory Thompson, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Trumpet and Music Education from Humboldt State University. His research on wind literature, rehearsal techniques, and the use of technology in the training of nascent conductors and performing musicians has been presented in leading wind band publications and featured in presentations at regional and national music conferences, including appearances at the Midwest Clinic and College Band Directors National Association. He is a Killam Laureate, Jacob K. Javits Fellow, past executive board member of the British Columbia Music Educators Association, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Societies, College Band Directors National Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and National Association for Music Education.

directions

We are at the Keele Campus of York University in the Accolade East building. The Accolade East Building is #92 on the map.

Enter campus from The Pond Road off Keele St. and park in the Student Services parking Garage, #84 on the map. (Turn right off of Pond Rd.on to James Gillies St.; the garage entrances will be immediately on your left). Exit the garage on the second floor (which is street level) at the NW corner. The Accolade East Building is located kitty-corner right across the intersection when you come out.

 

If taking transit, go to York University Station - Accolade East Building is immediately south of the stop

The Symposium will be in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall located on the main floor of the Accolade East Building

 

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