Music for All National Festival Directors' Academy
Music for All National Festival Directors' Academy

Directors’ Academy at the 2017 Music for All National Festival

March 9-11, 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana

Band directors and music education majors are invited to join us for the 2017 Directors’ Academy at the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. For three days you can immerse yourself in classes, clinics, concerts, rehearsals, and social interactions with icons of the band world.


The experience will include:

  • National Concert Band Observation of Performances and Featured Band Clinics
  • One hour "Master Class" with each of the Featured Band evaluators where they will discuss their philosophy, professional experience, and offer guidance and advice
  • One hour question and discussion following each Master Class, hosted by Richard Crain, with Gary Green, Richard Floyd, James F. Keene, Craig J. Kirchhoff, Anthony Maiello, Scott Wiess, and H. Robert Reynolds.
  • Social events, including the Director and Evaluator Receptions
  • Gala Awards Banquet and Honor Ensemble Concerts

What differentiates this from other opportunities?

The Festival Directors’ Academy is an unparalleled opportunity to sit down in an intimate setting with the icons of music education. You’ll gain valuable insight into the past and future of music education through the lens of those who have blazed the way and who have a stake in – and passion for – your professional well-being, all in the unique performance setting that is the Music for All National Festival.

2017 Directors’ Academy Clinicians:

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Gary Green
Professor Emeritus
University of Miami, FL

Richard Floyd
Retired Director of Music
Univ. of Texas at Austin

James F. Keene
Retired Director of Bands
University of Illinois

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Craig J. Kirchhoff
Director Emeritus
University of Minnesota

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Anthony Maiello
American Festival
Pops Orchestra
Washington, D.C.
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Scott Weiss
Director of Bands
University of South Carolina


H. Robert Reynolds
Principal Conductor
Wind Ensemble at the
University of Southern California
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And Hosted by:


Richard Crain
Retired Director of Music
Spring Independent School District, TX


With Opening Session by


Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Senior Educational Advisor
Music for All

The $250 Festival Directors’ Academy fee includes:

  • All sessions and materials
  • Admittance to all concerts
  • Social events
  • Gala Awards Banquet
  • Luncheons with Evaluators (Friday and Saturday)
  • Meet the Masters Event (Saturday)


The fee DOES NOT include housing, breakfast or Thursday dinner. “Add On” Two or Three night Hotel and Meal Package are available at an additional cost.

The 2017 Directors’ Academy will provide countless opportunities to be involved in Music for All’s premiere event, and to be a part of the many “positively life-changing” moments that have become a signature of the Music for All National Festival.