International Band Pedagogy Seminar

Date: May 4th, 2016

The result of a multi-year collaboration between American and European conductors and teachers, this seminar is specifically designed for conductors and conducting students (both graduate and undergraduate) who are looking to: 1) codify techniques of aural analysis of live sound for maximum rehearsal efficiency, and 2) explore detailed instructional techniques and assessment of instrumental, rehearsal and ensemble pedagogy from the podium. These topics will be explored collaboratively with colleagues that teach throughout Europe and the United States.

Located in the countryside about 90 minutes from Frankfurt, Schlitz is a beautifully quaint German village that houses the Landesmusikakademie Hessen. Housing and meals are located on site and public transportation to and from the airport in Frankfurt is easy to use.

Sessions will be led by American professors presented in English with German translation.


Seminar fee - waived for American attendees

Housing and Meals - 60€ per night in a single room, 55€ per night in a double room, 50€ per night in a room with more than two beds. (Meals are included.)

Transportation is not included

A few spots are still available. If you are interested or would like further information, please email John Pasquale at

John Pasquale, University of Michigan
David Clemmer, Eastern Kentucky University
Debra Traficante, Kennesaw State University
Christoph Breithack, Heimschule St. Landolin Ettenheim

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