Dear Band & Orchestral Directors,
The NSW chapter of the Australian Band & Orchestral Directors Association (ABODA), in conjunction with the Devirra Group, would like to invite you to our next professional development event for 2016. This will be a free event for all ABODA members and $20 for non-members. A promotion code for a free ticket will be emailed to all ABODA members. If you are not a member and would like to become one, please click here.
ABODA NSW invites you to join the internationally acclaimed Dr Peter Loel Boonshaft for a workshop exploring Warm-up and Ensemble Development Exercises that Work and The 33 P’s of How to Conduct a Wonderful Rehearsal. To register please click here:
Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the nation and around the world. Dr. Boonshaft is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise, as well as his first book for all educators, Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise. He is also co-author of Alfred Music Publishing’s new beginning method book series, Sound Innovations for Band andSound Innovations for Strings. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” he is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Bands.
The workshop will involve two sessions with supper served in between:
Warm-up and Ensemble Development Exercises that Work (7:00pm-8:00pm)
This session offers specific exercises you can use to develop ensemble performance. These focused warm-ups isolate and target improvement in the areas of balance, blend, intonation, rhythm, rhythmic subdivision, listening, articulation, dynamics and virtually every aspect of large ensemble playing. Useful for band conductors and teachers of any level: elementary, intermediate and advanced.
The 33 P’s of How To Conduct a Wonderful Rehearsal (8:15pm-9:15pm)
By implementing these 33 simple words that start with the letter “P” any rehearsal will become more enjoyable, productive, exciting, controlled, disciplined and truly educational. Useful for conductors of any level and type of ensemble.
The workshop will take place on Monday 25 July from 7:00pm to 9:15pm in the Dame Joan Sutherland Theatre, St Catherine’s School, Waverley. Bookings and further information can be found at