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2018 CBDNA Eastern Division Conference

March 7-10, 2018  -  New Haven, Connecticut




Baseball and the Wind Band – An American Story

Brian Coffill, University of Maryland, presenter

Chamber Music for Small Band Programs

Jared Chase, Nazareth College, presenter

The Development of Bands in Southeast Asia

Practices in the Art of Wind Band Conducting and Performance Throughout Southeast Asia: A Study That Explores Similarities in How College Band Programs Develop in Asia Just Like They Do in the United States

Christopher Hughes, Ithaca College

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Trae Blanco, University of Southern Maine, presenter

The Status of Music Education Conducting Curricula, Practices, and Values

John T. Hart, Jr., The Hartt School, presenter

The Small Band That Changed The World

Jordan Kinsey, Wesley College, presenter

The Wind Band Symphony Archive

Andrew Pease, Hartwick College, presenter 


 Performance Session: Charles Ives' Decoration Day

John Heiss, New England Conservatory, presenter

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Wind Ensemble

Matthew Westgate, director

Performance Session: Improvisation and Rehearsal Techniques

Steve Massey, clinician

With the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Wind Ensemble, Greenbelt, MD

Rachel Zephir, director

Performance Session: "Talent Is Where You Find It" 

Patrick Smith and Rachel Antonucci, presenters

With the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School Band, New Haven, CT

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 Chesebrough, director

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


Panel Discussions


"A Call to Action"

A discussion on mentoring and diversity.

Roby George, Indiana State University, moderator


A discussion of the College Music Society Manifesto and the CBDNA Response, with leading members of both organizations.

Joseph Gordon, Yale University, moderator

- Cynthia Johnston-Turner, University of Georgia

- Melvin Miles, Morgan State University

- David Myers, University of Minnesota

- Charles Peltz, New England Conservatory

- Betty Anne Younker, University of Western Ontario

"Recruiting "Best Practices"

Lauren Reynolds, University of Delaware, moderator

Brett Wery, Schenectady County Community College


"What Would Make You Play In College?"

Mathew Marsit, Dartmouth College, moderator

Panel Discussions
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