Concert Band
Concert Band

Concert Band at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
June 22 - 27, 2015 | Leadership Weekend Experience: June 20-22

Get energized, learn new skills and develop leadership with our immersive curriculum. The Music for All Summer Symposium Concert Band Division is for students who want to perform wind band music at a high level.

The MFA Summer Symposium offers students a new, immersive experience with composer John Mackey. Every student in the concert band division will have the chance to perform and rehearse one of the composer’s pieces with him. This is an exciting opportunity to connect with one of today’s most performed and exciting composers!
   
Music for All’s concert band camp at the Summer Symposium is for every music student who loves to play. If you are a high school musician who wants to make music at a high level, take a look at the MFA Summer Symposium. Music for All's curriculum provides time with leading conductors and applied faculty and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.
 

2014 Concert Band Faculty

Davis-for-Web-UPDATED Steven D. Davis
Director of Bands and Wind Ensembles
Associate Professor of Music
University of Missouri-Kansas City
2014 Symposium Concert Band Conductor
Nix for Web
Dr. Jamie L. Nix
Director of Wind Ensemble Activities
Associate Professor of Music
Columbus State University
2014 Symposium Concert Band Conductor
MackeyforWeb John Mackey
Composer-in-Residence
Caneva for Web
Dr. Thomas Caneva
Director of Bands
Ball State University
Symposium Concert Band Coordinator

Mihoko Wantanabe
Ball State University
Flute

Julie Grasso
Oboe
Yamaha Performing Artist

Brittany Hendricks
Ball State University
Trumpet

Elizabeth Crawford
Ball State University
Clarinet

Keith Sweger
Ball State University
Bassoon

George Wolfe
Ball State University
Saxophone
Yamaha Performing Artist

Joseph Lovinsky
Horn
Yamaha Performing Artist

Robert Soto
Trombone
Yamaha Performing Artist

Matthew Lyon
Ball State University
Tuba/Euphonium

Concert Band Division Highlights

  • Experience a challenging curriculum for all ability levels.

  • Work and interact with some of the nation’s most outstanding conductors and music educators.

  • Collaborate with fellow musicians to reach a high level of musical artistry through performance of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

  • Be immersed in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for musical grown through study with outstanding applied faculty.

  • Discover new team building, leadership and problem solving techniques Attend concerts and events every night, including the Yamaha Young Performing Artists, DCI Central Indiana and more.

  • Enjoy the premier facilities of Ball State University.

What You'll Learn

The Music for All Summer Symposium offers a wide array of music activities geared toward student musicians of all abilities and backgrounds. Students develop their musical skills through intense and enjoyable rehearsals in concert bands and chamber ensembles. They participate in sectionals and master classes and attend performances by artists of the highest caliber. Regardless of an individual’s performance ability, our teaching staff will provide opportunities for musical development and enjoyment.
 
Students attending the Music for All Summer Symposium have the opportunity to interact with student-musicians and artists from throughout the United States who share their love of music making, and experience a national faculty, national standards and a safe, away-from-home collegiate campus experience.
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What do you need to bring?

  • Your instrument, with your name, address and school marked on the case.

  • A fold-up music stand marked with your name, address and school.

  • Any necessary supplies or accessories, such as reeds, neck straps, valve oil, etc.

  • Comfortable clothes (shorts, jeans & shirts): please note that you will be in air conditioning for the majority of your day.

  • CONCERT BLACK for your final performance
    • Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
    • Boys: black pants, white shirt, dark colored tie, black socks and black shoes.
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