YORK/OBA WIND cONDUCTors'
Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register in person on the morning of the event.
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.
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
9:30AM to 4:30PM
Accolade Centre East, Faculty of Fine Arts
General | New/Returning = $80
General | Current = $55
Student/Retiree | New/Returning = $45
Student/Reetiree | Current = $25
High School Student Auditing Cost = $20
Conducting Gesture and Music-making
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. Robert Taylor
Director of Bands,
The University of
British Columbia Chair,
Wind Brass and
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.
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