This workshop will present multiple strategies to make ensemble rehearsals more efficient and productive. Topics will include rehearsal strategies, verbal communication, and a focus on conducting. Along with lectures and demonstrations, attendees will conduct and rehearse a live collegiate and/or adult volunteer ensemble for immediate feedback.
Date: November 18, 2016 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 19, 2016 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Devin Otto is the recently appointed Director of Bands and Instructor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He comes to Wisconsin after holding faculty positions at Minot State University, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Idaho. Committed to music education at all levels, Dr. Otto is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and presenter in a variety of musical genres. His ongoing research in the use of improvisational theater games for conducting study resulted in a well-received presentations at the 2013 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association and 2015 North Dakota Music Education Association State Conference.
- Pre-registration (register by 11/12/16)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)