The Complete Band Director Workshop | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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  • The Complete Band Director Workshop

    June 15 – 18, 2021 (Virtual Workshop)


    This is a comprehensive workshop for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school instrumental music teachers.

    To meet the challenge of establishing a well-balanced instrumental music program, we need to expose our students to a variety of instructional and performance opportunities. For the first-year teacher to the seasoned pro, this workshop is designed to enhance the positive experiences of dealing with the concert band, marching band and jazz band.  

    A workshop featuring practical solutions for today's instrumental music teacher.

    Reserve your seat now by registering online. 

    Enrollment is limited to 60 participants.
    The deadline for registration is June 5th. After this date, you will need to call Jim Dowdy at 614.580.7220 or 614.855.9706 to find out if openings are available.

  • Workshop Fees

    • The fee for attending the workshop is $250.
    • The workshop fees must be paid online.

    Credit Fees

    (If needed, you will choose one)
    • 2 semester hours of Graduate level credit: $300 transcripting fee (in addition to the $250 workshop fee).
    • You may also take this workshop to earn credit toward Capital's Master of Music Degree in Music Education for a fee of $1340 (Note: The $250 workshop fee will be waived). Call Jim Dowdy at 614.580.7220 or 614.855.9706 if you are interested in this program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Graduate credit fees can be paid online through the registration form, or they will be billed to you by Capital's Student Accounts office upon registration.

    Please mark on your online application which type of credit you are interested in, and we will send you the necessary forms to fill out in advance of your arrival.
    Once you have filled out the online application and paid your workshop fees, you will receive notification by email that you are officially registered for The Complete Band Director Workshop. Additional materials (letter, map, syllabus, graduate credit forms, schedule, etc.) will be sent by email in advance of the workshop. 

    For more information about the workshop, contact Jim Dowdy at 614.580.7220 or 614.855.9706.


    2021  TUE, JUNE 15 WED, JUNE 16  THU, JUNE 17  FRI, JUNE 18
     8:30 – 9:30 AM Tim Lautzenheiser
    One Person Makes a Difference
    Tom Zugger & Jessica Sneeringer
    Identification, Recruitment & Development of Trombones
    Rob Phillips
    Repair Session #1
    Zach Compston
    Rhythm Section 101
    9:40 – 10:40 AM Jeremy Bradstreet
    Quality Instruction
    Michael Cox & Ryan Alexis
    Identification, Recruitment & Development of Saxophones
    Tom Zugger
    Copyright in a Post-COVID World
    Zach Compston
    Jazz Education
    10:50 – 11:50 AM Jeremy Bradstreet
    A Higher-Level Look at Intonation & Harmonization
    Paul Young
    Music Instruction Is Social and Emotional
    Rob Phillips
    Repair Session #2
    Zach Compston
    Jazz Band Reading Session
    1:00 – 2:00 PM Brian Stevens
    The ABC’s of Rehearsing the Band

    Brian Stevens

    Concert Band Reading Session
    Ryan Nowlin
    Concert Band Reading Session
    2:10 – 3:10 PM Tim Lautzenheiser
    The Success Combination of CONTENT and CONTEXT
    Lance Witty & Meg Alexis
    Identification, Recruitment & Development of Trumpets
    Marc Parulekar
    Small Ball: The Key to Your Program’s Long Game
    3:20 – 4:20 PM Brian Stevens
    The Great Sight-Reading Adventure
    Betsy Sturdevant & Jennifer Cabral Hever
    Identification, Recruitment & Development of Bassoons
    Ryan Nowlin
    Busy Hands Are Happy Hands
    4:30 – 5:30 PM - - Ken Tilger
    Marching Band Reading Session


Band Directors Workshop