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2018 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference

March 7-10, 2018  -  New Haven, Connecticut



Charles Ives

A Discussion of Ives’s Decoration Day, John Heiss, presenter

John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher. His courses on Ives, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky at New England Conservatory have shaped generations of musicians.

Ives ManuscriptsJames Sinclair, presenter

James Sinclair is among the world's pre-eminent scholars and champions of the music of Charles Ives. He has conducted and published extensively on Ives’s music, and he has served as music director for several Ives documentary films. He is currently an Associate Fellow of Berkeley College, and overseas the Charles Ives papers.

Small Bands With A Large Vision

Chamber Music for Small Band Programs, Jared Chase, presenter

Addressing Incomplete Instrumentation, Thomas Duffy, presenter

Repertoire Reading Session, Hartt College Wind Ensemble

Glen Adsit, director; CBDNA-Eastern Division members conducting.

Small Band Showcase

- University of Maine Wind Ensemble, Christopher White, director

- Marywood University Wind Ensemble, Fred Romines, director

- Westminster College Wind Ensemble, Tad Greig, director

- Keene State College Concert Band, James Cheesebrough, director

- The College of Saint Rose Wind Ensemble, Robert Hansbrough, director

Keeping the Flame Burning:
Engaging All Collegiate Musicians

A Recruiting "Best Practices" Panel Discussion, Lauren Reynolds, moderator


A Discussion With High School Students, Matthew Marsit, moderator

"What would make you play in college?" and the presentation of a new recruiting video for college band programs.

Bands and Music Education: Frenemies?

Panel Debate Discussion: CMS Meets CBDNA

A discussion of the CMS Manifesto and the CBDNA Response, with leading members of both organizations.

Improvisation and Rehearsal Techniques, Steve Massey, clinician

With the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Wind Ensemble (Maryland).

"Talent Is Where You Find It," Tom Duffy, moderator

With the New Haven (Connecticut) High School Band.

Making Bands More American...

By Embracing the World

Development of Bands in Southeast Asia, Christopher Hughes, presenter

Paired with CMS response panel.

A Call to Action, Roby George, moderator

A panel discussion on mentoring and diversity.

The Status of Music Education Conducting Curricula, Practices, and Values, John T. Hart Jr., presenter

Presenting the results of a national survey of instructors of conducting courses for music education majors.

Research Potpourri:

- Andrew Pease: "The Wind Band Symphony Archive" 

- Jordan Kinsey: "The Small Band That Changed the World" 

- Trae Blanco: "Leonard Bernstein at 100" 

- Brian Coffill: "Baseball and the Wind Band - An American Story"

- Ives
- Small Bands
- Engagement
- Music Ed
- USA, et al.
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