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Bruce Pearson Inspiring Excellence Workshop – Christchurch

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13th October 2017 @ 10:00am Salvation Army Citadel, 853 Colombo Street (cnr of Colombo St & Salisbury St), Christchurch Print this page Email a friend
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Bruce Pearson Inspiring Excellence Workshop – Christchurch

Inspire Excellence in Your Young Band:  Achieve the Most in Every Lesson

Presenter:  Bruce Pearson

10am till 12.30pm

Teaching beginning and middle school band can be exciting, rewarding...and challenging.  This practical clinic will assist the teacher/band director by demonstrating “best practices” for the critical components of beginning and middle school band instruction, ensuring motivated students and high achievement.

In this clinic Dr. Pearson will demonstrate effective and time-tested strategies for teaching embouchure, good tonal development, proper breathing technique, and characteristic tone to beginning and middle school band students.  He will show how to develop rhythmic understanding along with audiation and music reading skills, and will discuss a step-by-step process to teach music reading using the effective “Sound Before Symbol” music reading strategy.

In addition to learning to make music and play expressively, today’s band students benefit from a comprehensive music education that includes ear training and provides creative opportunities for composition and improvisation.  Dr. Pearson will show how the newest technology can assist directors in teaching these vital components in both the band room and the practice room.

Dr. Pearson will show how combining effective teaching techniques with the latest technology leads to inspired students and inspired beginning and middle school bands. 

This is a FREE Event. As spaces are limited, Registration is Essential. Register below.

About Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota. He has taught at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels for over 40 years. In December of 1998, Dr. Pearson was awarded the prestigious Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor in recognition of his outstanding contributions to music education. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at St. Cloud State University. Also in 2007, he was recognized as the first Patron for the Maryborough Conference in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Pearson was selected as a 2017 recipient of University of Northern Colorado's Honored Alumni Award. Additionally, the American School Band Directors Association conferred on Dr. Pearson the 2014 Edwin Franko Goldman Award “as a symbol of high esteem and respect for outstanding personal contributions to the school band movement.” He continues to serve as a guest lecturer, clinician, and conductor in addition to his work as a composer, arranger, and author.

More about Bruce

Bruce Pearson is a world-renowned music educator, author, composer, and clinician. He is the author of the Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, widely regarded as the most important contribution to the band music field in the last three decades, as well as his first contribution, Best In Class. His new contribution, co-authored with Ryan Nowlin, the Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, is a performance-centered curriculum that seamlessly blends time-tested and innovative pedagogy with cutting-edge technology.  He also co-authored, with Dean Sorenson, the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method and the Standard of Excellence Advanced Jazz Ensemble Method.

In addition to his method books, Dr. Pearson is well-known as a composer of many frequently-performed compositions for concert band and jazz ensemble. He has led clinics in all fifty of the United States and has been guest conductor and clinician, by invitation, in countries throughout the Pacific Rim, the Orient, Europe, and the Canadian provinces. 

Raised in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bruce Pearson has taught at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels for over 40 years. In December of 1998, Dr. Pearson was awarded the prestigious Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor in recognition of his outstanding contributions to music education. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at St. Cloud State University. Also in 2007, he was recognized as the first Patron for the Maryborough Conference in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Pearson was selected as a 2017 recipient of University of Northern Colorado's Honored Alumni Award. Additionally, the American School Band Directors Association conferred on Dr. Pearson the 2014 Edwin Franko Goldman Award “as a symbol of high esteem and respect for outstanding personal contributions to the school band movement.” He continues to serve as a guest lecturer, clinician, and conductor in addition to his work as a composer, arranger, and author.