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2018 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference

March 7-10, 2018  -  New Haven, Connecticut

Schedule / Saturday 

 Intercollegiate Band

The 2018 CBDNA Eastern Division conference will feature an intercollegiate band chosen by audition from colleges and universities throughout the eastern United States. Students are eligible for the ensemble regardless of major and will have the privilege of rehearsing and performing with internationally known wind band conductors. The Intercollegiate Band will be held in conjunction with the 2018 New England Intercollegiate Band Festival.

Student Audition Applications

Download application form

Download audition instructions


Application and audition recording must be postmarked by December 22, 2017.

Please contact David Rox at Gordon College with any questions or concerns.

Registration and Rehearsals

Registration and rehearsals will begin on Friday morning, March 9, and will be held at Yale's Hendrie Hall, in the Keith Wilson Band Room, 165 Elm Street, New Haven, Connecticut.



Saturday, March 10, 2018, 4 pm

Woolsey Hall

Yale University

500 College Street

New Haven, Connecticut

Concert Program

Howard Hanson Chorale and Alleluia 

 Sally McCune, High Water Rising 

Rolf Rudin, Dream of Oenghus 

Rossano Galante, Landscapes

Guest Conductor

This year's guest conductor is Cynthia Johnston-Turner, Director of Bands at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music.


Cynthia Johnston-Turner is in demand as a conductor, conducting and ensemble clinician, and a guest speaker in the United States, Australia, Latin America, Europe, and Canada. Before her appointment at the Hodgson School at the University of Georgia, Cynthia was Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell University. She currently serves as a conductor with the Austrian Festival Orchestra, and the Paris Lodron Ensemble in Salzburg.

Among other recent engagements, she has guest conducted the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain, the Syracuse Symphony ("Symphonia"), the National Youth Band of Canada, Concordia Santa Fe, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Latin American Honor Band.

As Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the Hodgson School, Cynthia conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches conducting, leads the MM and DMA programs in conducting, and oversees the entire Hodgson band program.

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