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

Directors’ Academy at the 2019 Music for All National Festival

March 14-16, 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana

Directors and music education majors are invited to join us for the 2019 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 in the field of music.

More than 71 ensembles invited to perform – view list of 2018 ensembles.

The experience will include:

  • National Concert Band Observation of Performances and Featured Band Clinics
  • Observation of National Choir Concert Performances, Clinics, and Masterclass
  • One hour "Master Class" with each of the featured presenters where they will discuss their philosophy, professional experience, and offer guidance and advice
  • One hour question and discussion following each Instrumental Master Class, hosted by Richard Crain with Festival evaluators and clinicians
  • Social events, including the Director and Evaluator Receptions
  • Gala Awards Banquet and Honor Ensemble Concerts

2018 presenters include:

Ray E. Cramer – Director Emeritus Indiana University
Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt - Conductor Emeritus Westminster Choir & New York Philharmonic
Col. Timothy J. Holtan –  U.S. Army (retired)
Craig J. Kirchhoff – Director Emeritus University of Minnesota
Timothy Salzman – Director of Bands University of Washington

Instrumental presentations 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

Directors' Academy Sample Schedule

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 performance and 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.

Graduate Credit Available

Music for All and VanderCook College of Music are partnering together to offer an outstanding opportunity for teachers to receive one college credit by attending the 2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. 
For more information on how to register visit here.

The $350 Festival Directors’ Academy fee includes:

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

The fee DOES NOT include housing but DOES include all meals starting with Thursday dinner through Saturday dinner. “Add-On” Two or Three-night Hotel and Meal Package are available at an additional cost.

The 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.