Graduate Studies in Conducting:
Instrumental/Bands - Serve as Associate Director of Bands:
The teaching assistant will be involved in the creative decision making processes of the development of the show concepts for the fall. Students may be involved in the writing of both drill design and musical arrangements of the show/shows. Those with drum line or color guard expertise will be involved in the development of those components of the show/shows.
Much of the day to day operation of the band rehearsals including logistical support will be the responsibility of the teaching assistants.
On occasion, those teaching assistants with exceptional talents in the marching band area have been given complete responsibility for the marching band.
The teaching assistant will serve as the associate conductor of the Wind Symphony. The associate conductor will conduct music on virtually every concert. In addition, the teaching assistant will be asked to rehearse the band when the conductor the the ensemble is not available for rehearsal.
The teaching assistant will serve as the primary conductor of the concert band. Responsibilities include auditions, chair assignments, programming, rehearsals, and production of concerts and concert programs.
The teaching assistant will share the duties of the preparation and performances of two basketball bands that perform at 10 games each.
The teaching assistant will share responsibilities for general band office activities that include day to day operations. Some of the duties include tour planning, responsibilities for the recruitment booth at conferences, assisting with homecoming parade activities, and assisting with the annual spring district contest.
Conducting Option Capstone Project
The teaching assistant will prepare a final concert that will include 20 minutes of chamber ensemble music, 20 minutes of concert band music, and 20 minutes of Wind Symphony music.