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West Chester University Wind Band Conducting Symposium

July, 16th, 2018

Registration is now open for the West Chester University Wind Band Conducting Symposium held in beautiful West Chester, PA, on July 16-20, 2018. Our guest clinicians this year are Stephen G. Peterson from the University of Illinois and Donald J. McKinney from the University of Colorado. Visit the following webpage for all details and information on how to apply: http://www.wcubands.org/summer-conducting-symposium

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2018 Northwestern University Conducting and Wind Music Symposium

July, 8th, 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 Northwestern University Conducting and Wind Music Symposium, a six-day program designed to enhance musicianship, conducting, and teaching. This year the guest clinician will be Eugene Corporon. In addition to conducting an ensemble and receiving feedback from the faculty, attendees will participate in masterclasses and discussions on choosing repertoire, score study, rehearsal techniques, movement, and interpretation. The repertoire will include standard works for band, chamber music, and works for ensembles of various levels. The workshop dates are July 8-13 (beginning at 4:00 p.m. on 7/8, ending at 3:00 p.m. on 7/13). Participant registration is limited, so early submission is recommended. Please visit the following webpage for event details and information about how to apply: http://www.music.northwestern.edu/academics/summer-session/institutes-masterclasses-symposia/conducting-and-wind-music-symposium.html

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Conducting Masterclass with Alberto Roque, Felix Hauswirth, Beat Hofstetter in Ochsenhausen, Germany

May, 31st, 2018

Meisterkurs Dirigieren / Conducting Masterclass Alberto Roque, Felix Hauswirth, Beat Hofstetter with the SJBO Baden-Wuerttemberg, Ochsenhausen, Germany May 31 - June 3, 2018 More information on https://www.fhnw.ch/de/weiterbildung/musik/weiterbildungskurse/meisterkurs-dirigieren

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IGEB research award 2018 & & Call for Papers for the IGEB biennial conference

July, 19th, 2018

IGEB research award 2018: Call for Nominations (CfN) for best dissertations in wind music research (deadline February 7, 2018) & Call for Papers for the IGEB biennial conference in Wadgassen / Germany, July 19 to 24, 2018 (deadline February 7, 2018) www.igeb.net

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6th INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WIND ORCHESTRAS IN CONCERT PERFORMANCE iIN SLOVENIA

May, 6th, 2018

Jesenice and Kranjska Gora, May 19th – 20th, 2018 Slovenian Fund for Cultural Activities, Slovenian Wind Orchestras Society and Croatian Cultural Association organizing an International competition for wind orchestras in concert performances. Until now the previous international competitions have been in Koper, Velenje and Novo mesto, with participation of 62 Wind Orchestras from 13 different countries. The Jury members have been renowned experts: Nikolaj Žličar, Simon Robinson, Reinhold Rogg, Evžen Zamečnik, Tomislav Fačini, Isabelle Ruf-Weber, Alojz Zupan, Siegmund Andraschek, John Stanley, Leon Bly and Trevor J. Ford. In 2017 will be a part of cultural events during cooperation between Slovenia and Croatia. More information on http://www.jskd.si/glasba/instrumentalna/prireditve_instrumentalna/mednarodne/jesenice_18/jesenice_18_eng_uvod.htm

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15th Fem Banda Festival Internacional de Bandes de Música de Lleida

June, 15th, 2018

Since 2015, the Fem Banda Band Festival, has become international. Every year they have welcomed many bands from all over Europe in their city. The 15th Fem Banda Festival Internacional de Bandes de Música de Lleida will take place from the 15th to the 17th June 2018. This year’s festival will feature a symphonic band contest in Auditori Enric Granados (the city multi-awarded concert hall) and a marching band contest that will take place in Camps Elisis, the biggest green area in the city centre. Those bands that do not wish to take part in the contests are also welcome to join the festival, they will be able to perform in the city and neighbouring villages. The icing of the cake will be the big party at the end of the festival with all participating musicians. Please have a look at the website, and check out the regulations for contest and festivals, at www.fembanda.com Application will take place November 1st 2017 until February 1st 2018 Fem Banda Festival Internacional de Bandes de Música de Lleida bandamunicipal@paeria.cat

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VIII INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Wind Orchestras Festival “City of Genoa”

July, 12th, 2018

VIII INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Wind Orchestras Festival “City of Genoa” Meeting Young musicians Genoa, 12th – 15th July 2018 The International Music Festival, on its eighth edition, is a very big and appreciated international musical event and meeting; during last years the participating groups came from all over the world: Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Russia, Israel, Canada and United States. The most important events will be performed downtown, in the area between Palazzo Ducale and Porto Antico (Genoa Aquarium location), there will be performances in Genoa's historical centre, the biggest in Europe as well as in resorts along Ligurian East and West Riviera. This event for all the groups will be a great cultural opportunity, to appreciate the magnificent beauties of Genoa but also a way to improve artistic knowledge and meetings among people. Amongst the most important happenings we mention the meeting with Town Council, Province, Region delegates, the Great Parade downtown, the concerts in wonderful frames of Genoa and the most amazing tourist resorts of the Riviera.

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2018 Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival

August, 8th, 2018

Lee Sang cheol, Vice-Chairman of Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee, has announced both the 2018 Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival and the 2018 Jeju International Brass Competition to be held on the Jeju Island August 8th through August 16th, 2018. Jeju Island is located at the southernmost tip of Korea and is called "the island of peace" with its clean air, water and wonderful landscape. The Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival (JIWEF) is a major music festival combining the wind orchestra's easiness of outdoor performances with Jeju's peaceful image. The JIWEF has opened every other year with the effort and work of Jeju natives since 1995. In 1998, the Festival prepared a small size special ensemble with participants from Japan, Taiwan, and Germany. That marked the start of the festival. On the even numbered years, the Festival focuses on professionalism in contrast to the general popularity of the odd numbered years. In 2000, they organized an international brass competition, in addition to the ensemble festival. The competition seeks to discover and foster young, talented wind instrumentalists from around the world and to give them an opportunity to share friendships and cultural exchange with one another. The competition is the only one in the world that holds whole brass divisions including Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Brass Quintet, and Percussions. It gives the competitors an opportunity to share musical exchanges by offering a camp program. The competition became a member of WFIMC (World Federation of International Music Competitions) in April, 2009. It pursues to promote the popularity and specialty of the wind music through hosting the both events together - Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival and the Jeju Brass Competition. They will be held for 9 days from 8th to 16th of August in 2018. For more information, contact Lee Sang cheol, Vice-Chairman of Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee: Email address: bandfestival@hanmail.net

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