BGSU hosts 53rd annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic

The 53rd annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts Jan. 20-22 will feature the talents of several BGSU graduates. All performances will be held in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

BGSU’s Dr. Bruce Moss will direct the BGSU Wind Symphony in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Assisting Moss will be James Curnow, a world-renowned composer of band music, in the performance of his “Symphonic Variants for Euphonium.” According to Moss, the work is considered the “showcase” piece for the euphonium around the world. Dr. Benjamin Pierce, a BGSU alumnus and member of the music faculty at the University of Arkansas, is the soloist.

On Jan. 22, Dr. Carol Hayward will conduct the BGSU Concert Band in a 1:30 p.m. performance.

Also that day, BGSU alumna Dr. Linda Hartley, program director for undergraduate and graduate music education at the University of Dayton, will direct the Middle School Honor Band in a 2:30 p.m. concert. The clinic concludes with a 3:30 p.m. concert by the High School Honor Bands, directed by Curnow and Jeff Shelhammer, a BGSU graduate with 35 years of experience in directing high school bands in Ohio.

Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for other adults in advance, and $10 and $13, respectively, the day of the performance.

Each January, hundreds of middle- and high school band members, their teachers and directors converge at BGSU for the event.

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For tickets, call the Moore Center box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.