Clinics & In-Service Days
Now that I’m retired from college teaching, I’m available to do clinics, workshops and in-service days working with music teachers
and/or student ensembles.  I’m also available to clinic instrumental or vocal ensembles preparing for adjudication festivals.

I bring to my workshops, clinics, and in-service day sessions the varied life experiences of a master teacher, composer, arranger,
artist level performer, adjudicator, and author of unique books on phrasing and conducting.  I am experienced in all disciplines both
professionally and with student groups including:  Band, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Choir, and Jazz Ensemble.

My fee for these services is negotiable and travel expenses will be added to the fee if applicable.  I will provide all lecture or
performance materials for the event as needed.  I live in central New Jersey and I’m within commuting distance to both the greater
New York City and Philadelphia areas.

Suggested Topics

  • Teaching Expressive Phrasing (all disciplines)
  • Musical Imagery (all disciplines)
  • The Art of Expressive Playing and Singing (all disciplines)
  • Contemporary Conducting Gestures (Band, Orchestra and Choir)
  • Solving Technical Problems with Musical Solutions (all disciplines)
  • Note Groupings and Natural Phrase Expressions (all disciplines)
  • Support Breathing and Diaphragmatic Articulation for Singers and Instrumentalists
  • Jazz Styling and Phrasing


"On behalf of the York Symphonic Band, please accept my warmest thank you for your terrific clinic last Friday.  What a thrill!  
Students are still buzzing about your book and I know many will continue to talk of that event for years to come.  You were most
informative, presented your ideas in a positive manner, and we all learned from your excellent insights on phrasing.  You raised the
band's performance level to new dimensions. Thanks.  I hope you enjoyed this experience as much as I.  If you find yourself in the
Elmhurst area, please contact me or drop in. "

--Ron Polancich (Director of Bands, York High School, Elmhurst, IL)
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