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SELECTED GUEST CONDUCTING & CLINIC APPEARANCES

New Trier High School
34th Annual “Invitational” Wind Ensemble Concert
Guest Conductor
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Symphony Center
Chicago, Illinois

 

West Virginia University
38th Annual High School Invitational Honor Bands
Guest Conductor/Clinician
Friday-Saturday, February 10-11, 2017
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
Creative Arts Center
Morgantown, West Virginia

 

70th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic
Directors Icons Panel – Reflections on the Past; Thoughts about the Future
Beth Peterson, Moderator
Clinician/Panelist (along with Paula Crider, Alfred Watkins and John Casagrande)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
McCormick Place West
Chicago, Illinois

 

The University of Alabama
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Music
Endowed Chair in Music Education
Monday-Friday, November 7-11, 2016
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

The University of Alabama
Alabama Wind Ensemble
Guest Conductor
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Concert Hall
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA)
District XI
High School Band Performance Assessment
Adjudicator
Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, 2016
Centreville High School
Clifton, Virginia

 

41st Annual Festival Concert
McHenry County Honor Band
Guest Conductor
Thursday-Saturday, January 21-23, 2016
Woodstock North High School Auditorium
Woodstock, Illinois

 

Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) All-State Conference
All-State High School Band
Conductor
Thursday-Saturday, January 22-24, 2015
DeVos Hall
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Florida Bandmasters Association
78th State Band Music Performance Assessment
Adjudicator
Wednesday-Friday, April 30-May 2, 2014
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

 

Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival
Adjudicator/Clinician
Saturday, April 12, 2014
John Hersey High School
Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA)
Western Australian Schools Orchestra & Concert Band Festivals 2013
Adjudicator
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 2013 (Orchestras)
Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18, 2013 (Bands)
Churchlands Senior High School Concert Hall
Churchlands, Western Australia

 

Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA)
Professional Development Meeting
Clinic Presentation
Monday, August 12, 2013
Department of Education & Training
School of Instrumental Music
Maylands, Western Australia

 

Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM)
Junior Symphonic Band
Conductor
July 7-13, 2013
University of Illinois
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Urbana, Illinois

 

Florida Bandmasters Association
77th State Band Music Performance Assessment
Adjudicator
May 2-4, 2013
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

 

Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA)
District IX Concert Band & Jazz Band Contest
Adjudicator/Clinician
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Richard Bernotas Middle School
Crystal Lake, Illinois

 

30th Annual Invitational Wind Ensemble Concert
Guest Conductor
Friday, March 15, 2013
New Trier High School
Cornog Auditorium
Northfield, Illinois

 

Oswego Junior High Fine Arts Festival
Concert Bands
Adjudicator/Clinician
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Thompson Junior High School
Oswego, Illinois

 

Maine Music Educators Association, District 1 Honors Music Festival
Honors Band
Guest Conductor
Friday-Saturday, January 25-26, 2013
Noble High School
North Berwick, Maine

 

14th Annual North Shore Honor Band Festival
Ninth & Tenth Grade Bands
Guest Conductor
Friday-Saturday, January 11-12, 2013
Lake Forest High School
Lake Forest, Illinois

 

Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association, District 14
Honors Concert Band
Guest Conductor
Friday-Saturday, November 30 - December 1, 2012
Negaunee High School
Negaunee, Michigan

 

Schaumburg High School
The Band-Aid Concerts
Guest Conductor
Monday-Wednesday, March 19-21, 2012
Weimer Auditorium
Schaumburg, Illinois

 

Concordia University Chicago
University Band Spring Concert
Conductor
Friday, April 1, 2011
Chapel of Our Lord
River Forest, Illinois

 

Concordia University Chicago
University Band Christmas Concert
Conductor
Friday, December 3, 2010
Chapel of Our Lord
River Forest, Illinois

 

Florida Bandmasters Association
74th State Band Music Performance Assessment
Adjudicator
April 27-29, 2010
Vero Beach High School
Vero Beach, Florida

 

Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (VBODA), District 12
Concert Band Festival
Adjudicator
March 12-13, 2010
South Lakes High School
Reston, Virginia

 

18th Annual Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival
Honors Symphonic Band
Conductor
February 19-21, 2010
Susquehanna University
Weber Chapel Auditorium
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

 

Southwest Prairie Conference Honors Band Festival
Freshman/Sophomore Honor Band
Conductor
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Plainfield South High School
Plainfield, Illinois

 

Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA)
Western Australian Schools Orchestra & Concert Band Festival 2009
Adjudicator
Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16, 2009
Perth Modern School Auditorium
Subiaco, Western Australia

 

Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA)
Professional Development Meeting
"In Search of the Perfect Rehearsal"
Clinic Presentation
Monday, August 10, 2009
Department of Education & Training
School of Instrumental Music
Maylands, Western Australia

 

Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (VBODA), District 11
Concert Band Festival
Adjudicator
March 12-14, 2009
Westfield High School
Chantilly, Virginia

 

Midwest Young Artists (MYA)
Honors Wind Symphony
Conductor
February 22, 2009
Pick Staiger Concert Hall
Evanston, Illinois

 

Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference
"In Pursuit of the Perfect Rehearsal"
Clinic Presentation
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Civic Center
Peoria, Illinois

 

Midwest Young Artists (MYA)
Honors Wind Symphony Concert
Conductor
April 27, 2008
Pick Staiger Concert Hall
Evanston, Illinois


Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) District VII Festival
Junior Division Honor Band
Conductor
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Maine West High School Auditorium
Des Plaines, Illinois

 

Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) All-State Music Conference
All-State High School Band
Conductor
Saturday, January 21, 2006
DeVos Place
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) District V Festival
Senior High School Band
Conductor
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Eastern Illinois University
McAfee Gym
Charleston, Illinois

 

Rockford All City Music Festival
Senior High School Band
Conductor
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Coronado Theater
Rockford, Illinois

 

American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Convention
Lake Braddock High School Symphonic Band (Fairfax, Virginia)
Guest Conductor
Thursday, March 4, 2004
Jamestown High School Auditorium
Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Allegheny Valley Band Festival
Senior High School Band
Conductor
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
North Hills High School Auditorium
North Hills, Pennsylvania

 

Music In Our Schools Concert
North Hills High School Symphony Band
Guest Conductor
Thursday, March 27, 2003
North Hills High School Auditorium
North Hills, Pennsylvania

 

Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference
All-State Band
Conductor
Saturday, February 1, 2003
Civic Center
Peoria, Illinois

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Festival
Senior High School Honors Band
Conductor
Sunday, December 1, 2002
Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Convention
The United States Air Force Concert Band
Guest Conductor
Friday, March 8, 2002
Wichita State University
Century II Concert Hall
Wichita, Kansas

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District V Festival
Senior High School Honors Band
Conductor
Saturday, December 2, 2000
Westminster College
Orr Auditorium
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

 

22nd Annual Eastern Illinois University Honor Band Festival
Honors High School Concert Band
Conductor
Friday, April 24, 1998
Eastern Illinois University
Leo Dvorak Concert Hall
Charleston, Illinois

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Festival
Senior High School Honors Band
Conductor
Sunday, November 30, 1997
Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District II Festival
Senior High School Honors Band
Conductor
Saturday, December 3, 1995
Gaylord High School
Gornick Auditorium
Gaylord, Michigan

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Music Festival
Senior All-State Band
Conductor
Saturday, April 29, 1995
Heinz Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference
Positive Strategies for the 21st Century
Panelist
February 11, 1994
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Conference
New Music Reading Session with North Hills High School Symphonic Band
Guest Conductor/Clinician
Saturday, April 7, 1990
The Hershey Lodge
Hershey, Pennsylvania

 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Festival
Senior High School Honors Orchestra
Co-Conductor along with Bruce Fowler
January 17, 1987
East Allegheny High School Auditorium
North Versailles, Pennsylvania

 

Mid-West National Band & Orchestra Clinic
New Trier High School Symphony Orchestra
Guest Conductor
December 11, 1984
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois

 

Northwestern University Summer Workshop
"Succeeding With the High School Band"
Co-clinician with Donald E. Casey
Monday-Saturday, July 2-7, 1984
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

 

Carnegie Mellon University/Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
21st Annual Honors Band
Rehearsal Conductor to Dr. Frederick Fennell, Guest Conductor
Sunday, December 2, 1979
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The National Band Association (NBA) & MENC National Convention
National High School Honors Band
Brass Sectional Assistant to Dr. William D. Revelli, Guest Conductor
Saturday, April 15, 1978
Conrad Hilton Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Chicago, Illinois