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2020 Fall Festival of Winds ONLINE Director Information

2020 Fall Festival of Winds ONLINE Director Information

Saturday, October 31, 2020 10 AM to Noon (Central Time)

Click here to fill out the Director Interest form!

Registration will close on Wednesday, October 28, end of day. The Zoom link will be sent out after registration has closed.

 

The 27th annual Doane University Fall Festival of Winds will take place in an ONLINE format on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Because of COVID-19 and the cancellation of nearly every music event, we will offer an online alternate experience for you and your students in lieu of an in-person, face-to-face event. There were multiple factors that went into this decision including what Doane University and your schools would allow us to do. Given the tremendous uncertainty, organizing an online alternative is probably in everyone’s best interest.

Our Featured Guests will be:
Dr. Ray E. Cramer, Director of Bands Emeritus at Indiana University in Bloomington
Patrick Sheridan, Artist/Teacher Conductor and Co-Author of “The Breathing Gym”
Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Troy University
Dr. Frank C. Tracz, Director of Bands at Kansas State University
Dr. Alexander Wimmer, Associate Director of Bands

Our Instrumental Clinicians will be:
Flute: Bridget Hill – Instructor at Doane University.
Double Reeds: Ryann Johnson – Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University
Bassoon: Rachel Villareale – Assistant Band Director at Derby High School and Principal Bassoon for Salina Symphony
Clarinet: Dr. Jennifer Reeves – Instructor at Doane University
Saxophone: Dr. Andrew Janak – Instructor at Doane University and Nebraska Wesleyan University
Trumpets: Tom Kelly –  Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University. Principal Trumpet, Lincoln Symphony and Plymouth Brass.
Horn: Kaylene Beal Diaz – Orchestra Manager and Second Horn with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Horn at Concordia University.
Trombone: Andy Strain – Trombonist with the East Bay Brass Band, Tamalpais Brass, and Instructor of Trombone at Mills College who lives, performs, and records in Oakland, California.
Tuba/Euphonium: Steve Steager – Instructor at Fremont Middle School (1989-2019). Principal Tuba for the Lincoln Symphony (2007-2009), Plymouth Brass, Palladium Brass, and the only tuba player to have won the James B. Peterson Concerto Competition held annually at UNO.
Percussion: Jim Krutz – Instructor at Doane University and Concordia University. Instructor for several high school percussion programs in the area. 
 

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Schedule

Schedule for Directors
10:00 - 10:30 AM: Welcome and Keynote address by Ray Cramer for students and directors.
10:30 - 11:50 AM: 20 Questions with Directors Ray Cramer, Dr. Larry Blocher and Dr. Frank Tracz moderated by Dr. Alex Wimmer
 
Students will receive instrument clinics with our Doane University applied instrumental faculty and a few additional professionals for both young and more advanced high school musicians.
And will have the opportunity to work with Patrick Sheridan.
 
Schedule for Students
10:00 - 10:30 AM: Welcome and Keynote address by Ray Cramer for students and directors. 
 
Track ONE for less experienced players
10:30 – 11:00 AM: The Essentials of playing  
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Better Breathing – Exercises to Improve Your Playing and Your Health with Patrick Sheridan
11:30 – Noon: College Students on the importance of Band
 
Track TWO for more advanced players
10:30 – 11:00 AM: Making the most of Your Time in College – A Discussion with College Students
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Better Breathing – Exercises to Improve Your Playing and Your Health with Patrick Sheridan
11:30 – Noon: Advanced Instrument Techniques for High School Players
 

The student information and registration can be found at: http://www.doane.edu/ffw-students.
Just a reminder that we will need emails that will allow us to send the link for students to join the online event.

FEES AND EXPENSES
There is no fee associated with the Fall Festival this year. This event is free to you and your students.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheyenne Nelson at cheyenne.nelson@doane.edu.