29th Annual

Two Superb Invitational Honor Bands

February 15 – 17, 2018

Clinicians for 2018

11th – 12th Grade Honor Band Conductor

Dr. Stephen G. Peterson, Director of Bands at the University of Illinois

9th – 10th Grade Honor Band Conductor

Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois

rt-imgEach student should be an outstanding performer and must be recommended by his or her band director. To apply, students must submit an online application and upload a recording of several minutes of playing. The deadline for the receipt of your application & recording is Thursday, January 11, 2018. Students from every state are eligible, making membership in both bands competitive and highly select – equal to fine All-State bands. In 2017, participating students were drawn from a five state area including NC, SC, TN, VA & GA. Students selected for membership must arrive on the evening of Thursday, February 15, for the first rehearsal. Out-of-town students must be accompanied by their band director or by a designated parent chaperone. Students, directors, and parent chaperones will need to arrange for their own housing in Greensboro area hotels. A list of nearby hotels with conference rates will be available. Local residents may opt to commute. The fee for each student selected is $60, which includes the clinic fee, lunch and dinner on Friday in the UNCG Dining Hall.

Carolina Conductors Conference

February 15-17, 2018

Carolina Conducting Conference Clinician

Professor Craig Kirchhoff, Professor of Conducting and Director Emeritus of University Bands at the University of Minnesota

The 29th Annual Carolina Conductors Conference will focus on the conducting & rehearsing skills necessary to be an effective band director. Professor Craig Kirchhoff will present sessions and provide demonstrations of his conducting, rehearsing, teaching techniques and strategies with the Director’s Band. Dr. John R. Locke, Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi, Dr. Stephen G. Peterson, and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson will also give presentations on a variety of topics related to conducting and rehearsing.  The fee for all conducting conference participants is $80, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday. Participants may earn one unit of North Carolina Certificate Renewal Credit. The Carolina Conductors Conference is a great opportunity to grow and develop as a conductor and musician under the guidance and inspiration of our outstanding clinicians.