We're sorry, but this course is over. The last meeting was Saturday, March 8, 2014.
This CBDNA Eastern Division Conference breaks new ground on behalf of its members. We will devote the conference to an exploration of the "Crossover" music which has become an increasingly large and important part of wind music. For three days we will explore the facets of this music in its many forms found in wind ensemble repertoire - from complex pieces to easier ones, from Latin to ethnic to Jazz to Pop.
A diversity of music is played by the range of our constituencies, from the campus bands through small colleges, music education schools, and conservatories. Although this music is played with increasing frequency, many conductors have limited experience as jazz, pop, or ethnic musicians. The conference will address this "experience gap" by featuring clinicians who are prominent performers and composers from these diverse music worlds. By reaching across traditional boundaries to learn from masters in other musical fields, we can bring greater depth to our study, rehearsals, and performances.
Performing ensembles are: