Dr. Nate Seamons is the Associate Director of Bands and Music Education at Brigham Young University and Assistant Professor of Music Education. He previously served as the Director of Bands at Snow College and American Fork High School. He has taught for over a decade in the public schools in Utah and Texas. During his public-school career, his ensembles received superior acclaim at the regional, state, and national level. Nate is a sought-after adjudicator, clinician, and consultant for marching band and concert band. He is a Conn-Selmer educational consultant and an active marching band show designer. His current scholarship is focused on flexible instrumentation for small, rural, and inner-city band programs.
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Dr. Kandis King Taylor began her career by earning a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Utah. Her research interests focus on educational technology as a tool in music learning and best practices for building pedagogical efficacy using technology in aspiring music educators. Kandis serves as the Director of Percussion Studies at Snow College in Ephraim, UT. She has over 17 years of experience teaching, directing, and adjudicating junior high and high school bands, jazz bands, and percussion ensembles in California and Utah. When she isn't teaching college or public school, Kandis composes music and has several compositions published through C. Alan Publications.
The Frederick Fennell Tapes: Learning from the Master and the Kosei Wind Orchestra, 1989
This session marks the first public setting to reveal never-before-heard audio recordings of candid interviews with Frederick Fennell during his time as conductor of the Kosei Wind Orchestra. In 1989, Dr. Barry Kopetz journeyed to Tokyo to study with Maestro Fennell. To preserve the lessons learned during this four week venture, Dr. Kopetz recorded over 15 hours of discussions centering on repertoire, instrumentation, and the future of the wind band. The purpose of this clinic is to share the serendipitous origin story of how the 1989 Fennell tapes surfaced, the process of preserving them in 2023, and to promote the associated forthcoming research and implications this newly uncovered treasure may have on the world of wind band conducting.