The Complete Band Director Workshop | Capital University


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  • The Complete Band Director Workshop

    June 20 – 23, 2017

    This is a comprehensive workshop for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school instrumental music teachers.

    To meet the challenge of establishing a well-balanced instrumental music program, we need to expose our students to a variety of instructional and performance opportunities. For the first-year teacher to the seasoned pro, this workshop is designed to enhance the positive experiences of dealing with the concert band, marching band and jazz band. 

    • A workshop featuring practical solutions for today's instrumental music teacher. 
    • Special appearances by noted composers and music educators RANDALL STANDRIDGE and RICHARD SAUCEDO.
    • Sessions on rehearsal techniques, programming, score study, technology and more by ARRIS GOLDEN (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Capital faculty JEFF GERSHMANRYAN SHAW, MELISSA STEVENS and RYAN HAMILTON.
    • An opportunity to earn two graduate credits in only three and a half days! Workshop credit may be applied to our summers-only master’s degree in music education with instrumental emphasis. 
    • Sponsored by Capital University’s Conservatory of Music and Stanton’s Sheet Music.  

    Reserve your seat now by registering online. 

    Register Here  

    Enrollment is limited to 60 participants.
    The deadline for registration is June 2. After this date, you will need to call Ryan Shaw at 614.236.6261 to find out if openings are available.


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    • Workshop Fees

      • The fee for attending the workshop is $240.
      • Housing (with AC) is available for three nights (T, W, TH) at a cost of $76.50 for double occupancy.
      • Optional Monday night housing for long distance travelers is $25.50
      • The workshop fees must be paid online.

      Meals: Available at our Student Union in the student dining room on a per-meal cost.

      Credit Fees

      (If needed, you will choose one)
      • 2 semester hours of Graduate level credit: $300 transcripting fee
      • You may also take this workshop to earn credit toward Capital's Master of Music Degree in Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis for a fee of $1,100. (Note: The $240 workshop fee will be waived) Call Anne Mikan at 614.236.6199 if you are interested in this program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Graduate credit fees must be paid by check when you register for the workshop on the morning of June 20, 2017.

      Please mark on your online application which type of credit you are interested in, and we will send you the necessary forms to fill out in advance of your arrival.
      Once you have filled out the online application and paid your workshop fees, you will receive notification by email that you are officially registered for The Complete Band Director Workshop. Additional materials (letter, map, syllabus, graduate credit forms, schedule, etc.) will be sent by email in advance of the workshop. 

      For more information about the workshop, contact Ryan Shaw at 614.236.6261.


      JUNE 20
      JUNE 21
      JUNE 22
      JUNE 23
      8:30 - 9:30 AM
      Arris Golden  
      UNC Chapel Hill
      Successful Middle School
      Teaching: Score Study and
      Randall Standridge
      Grand Mesa Music
      The Art of Teaching Practice
      Richard Saucedo
      Carmel HS (Emeritus)
      Ben Huntoon
      Stanton’s Sheet Music
      Jazz Band 
      Reading Session
       9:40 - 10:40 AM
      Jeff Gershman
      Capital University
      Above the Rest: The Best
      New Music for Band
      Melissa Stevens
      Capital University
      Working with Your Young
      Will Kuhn
      Lebanon Schools
      New Directions in Music
      Technology Instruction
      Ryan Shaw
      Capital University
      Using the Comprehensive
      Musicianship Through
      Performance Model to Plan
       10:50 - 11:50 AM
      Ryan Hamilton
      Capital University
      Techniques for Teaching
      Young Improvisers
      Randall Standridge
      Grand Mesa Music
      Cultivating the Composer in
      the Classroom
      Richard Saucedo
      Carmel HS (Emeritus)
       12:00 - 1:00 PM  LUNCH LUNCH BANQUET  
      1:00 - 2:00 PM
      Arris Golden
      Workshop Band
      Randall Standridge
      Workshop Band
      Richard Saucedo
      Workshop Band
       2:10 - 3:10 PM
      Tony Zilincik
      Capital University
      Low Brass Pedagogy: Back
      Ryan Shaw
      Capital University
      Beginning Band Without a
      Stand: Focusing on First
      Things First
      Peter J. Perry
      Google Classroom
      Applications for the Band
       3:20 - 4:00 PM “This Piece Worked”
      Repertoire Share 
      Open Forum 
      Q & A
      Panel Discussion
      Marching Band Trends,
      Show Design, Judging
      EVENING  (7:30 – 9:30 PM)
      Brass Band of Columbus
      Trinity Lutheran
      (5:30 – 7:30 PM)
      Reception at Stanton’s
      Marching Band Reading

      (4:30 – 5:30 PM)
    • Comments from Former Participants

      "Jim Swearingen's "The Complete Band Director Workshop" is a "must attend" for any band director committed to improving the quality of their band program. Not only does this workshop provide a great number of ideas and helpful tips, but the passion and enthusiasm of the outstanding clinicians will inspire you to become a better educator." -- Joe Burke, Hilliard Heritage Middle School, Hilliard, Ohio.    
      "The Complete Band Director Workshop continues to be the finest, most relevant gathering of its kind. In this new era of licensure, continuing education credits and IPDPs, this workshop offers the perfect opportunity to remain current and effective, both in the classroom and in performance." -- Jim Dowdy, Capital University Junior Winds, Columbus, Ohio  
      "In 12 years of teaching, I never have attended a conference with the mixture of education, good fellowship and just plain fun than The Complete Band Director Workshop! Being from out of state, I have gained new insight into many facets of the 'music education experience.' If you miss this, you really have missed a great experience! Sometimes band directors feel like they're alone in the world. This workshop makes you feel like a member of the family." -- Lee Ann Lykens, Liberty (Raleigh) High School, Glen Daniel, W. Va.  
      "The complete workshop!! Tremendous clinicians, great handouts and all areas covered. This workshop renewed my beliefs in striving for a balanced program and for putting our students, and the experiences we can present, at the focal point of our teaching." -- Elmer Broecker, West Jefferson High School, West Jefferson, Ohio.    

      Sponsored by Capital University's Conservatory of Music and Stanton's Sheet Music.