Prof. Rob McWilliams
Ph.D. M.Mus up. B.Mus.Ed.
Yamaha Education Outreach Clinician
"Introducing New Music to Primary School Concert Bands"
Featuring new release Hal Leonard music grades 0.5 - 4
Presented by In Tune Music & Yamaha Music Australia
Dr Rob McWilliams Conducting Workshop and New Release Hal Leonard Scores
Designed For Concert Band Conductors, but all Conductors Welcome (Choir, Symphonic,Brass Band etc.)
What to Bring:
Your Instrument of choice (Concert Band)
A learning attitude
Your Friends - let your friends and peers know. The more the merrier as you will be forming the band to read through New Hal Leonard Releases and to support your peers in their learning.
Saturday 9th March
!pm - 6pm
Lane Cove Community Centre - Waterview Room
314 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Dr McWilliams has returned to Australia after working in the United States for 23 years as a musician and educator across all styles from symphonic to jazz. He was most recently Director of Bands and Head of Department at the University of Wisconsin. While in the USA, he completed Masters and Doctorate degrees in Instrumental Music Education/Conducting. As the Education Outreach Clinician for Yamaha Music Australia, Dr McWilliams is at the front line, in schools and the community, helping ensemble directors and students reach their full potential.
In this unique educational crossover event, developing conductors will have the opportunity to receive masterclass style feedback on conducting technique from Dr McWilliams while working with an ensemble playing the very latest releases in concert band repertoire.
A select number of the very latest original compositions at the grade 0.5 - 2 level from the Hal Leonard catalogue have been carefully chosen for the workshop. Each participant will be provided a conductor's score and recording of a selected composition at their chosen level in order to prepare in advance to conduct during the workshop.
Experience how music notation software can enhance the learning environment during band rehearsals and simplify those nuisance notation jobs every conductor faces. Dorico Education Specialist Peter Wardrobe will be working alongside Dr McWilliams to demonstrate the ease of using the 'musically logical' notation software made by the original team that created Sibelius.
Play-test Yamaha Professional and Custom instruments in a band situation.
Test Yamaha professional instruments on behalf of your advanced students. Try Yamaha new Custom instrument for yourself.
Industry leading resource suppliers will also be on site to demonstrate and display a range of professional quality support materials for music educators ...
Once you have registered we will send you a confirmation email with further information.
Private Sessions - Sunday 25 February 2018
There are a limited number of private one-on-one sessions available with Dr McWilliams on the following day. Spend this valuable time however you see best - work on conducting skills, develop strategies for your ensembles or plan future development opportunities with Dr McWilliams and your program.
There will be opportunities during the afternoon to explore and discuss your specific needs or clarify questions with Peter during the afternoon, but if you really want to see Dorico in action, you can book a private one-on-one session with Peter on the following day.