Side program

Wednesday, July 19 

9.00 am | TivoliVredenburg
Open Rehearsal Jan van der Roost
Ensemble: WASBE2017 honor band
Composition: Yokohama Festival Overture

10.30 am | TivoliVredenburg
Composition Contest
Ensemble: The Orchestra of the Dutch Customs
Conductor: Björn Bus

1.30 pm | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Conductors Panel
Moderator: Alberto Roque
We are conductors, what are we supposed to do? All of us have surely thought about this many times. The role of the conductor is crucial to the performance and self-reflection is key to continous professional development. Maybe the best way to have a clear idea of our job, is sharing our experiences of life and the different ways of being a conductor. Join us in this panel and help us to be better conductors!
2.45 pm | Conservatory
Presentation of Papers 1-3
John Alan Carnahan (California State University, Long Beach, USA) 
“The Wind Band Sound – A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Intonation”
Andrea Loss (Italian musician, teacher, conductor)
“Forgotten maestros: rediscovering Italian band composers of the 19th and 20th centuries”
Bill Connor (Chairman, British Association for Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles)
“…..of bands, kids, grown up kids…and communal creativity…”

Thursday, July 20

9.00 am | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Repertoire session: Central EU, South America
Miguel Etcheconcelay, Dario Sotelo
10.00 am | Conservatory, K108
International Round Table Conference: Band & Community
Moderator: Kees Kramer
The IRTC is a coproduction of WMC Kerkrade, WASBE and MUSIDESK. Once every four years, WMC Kerkrade organizes the World Music Contest. Besides many concerts, contests, workshops etc. there is the International Round Table Conference. The subject for this year – because of the connection to and participation of WASBE – is: Band and Community (Utrecht-session, July 20) and Education and Conducting (Kerkrade-session, July 24).

10.00 am | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Conducting Masterclass Dennis Johnson
The Conducting Workshop on Thursday morning will feature WASBE Past President, Prof. Dennis L. Johnson, working with six volunteer conductors involving two Chamber Music Classics. 
Composition: Gordon Jaco, Old Wine in new bottles & André Caplet, Suite Persane
Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble of the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra

1.30 pm | Conservatory,  J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Conducting Masterclass Mark Heron
“Maximising communication through brevity of (verbal) language”
All musicians think conductors talk too much. This workshop with Mark Heron will explore how conductors can speak less and communicate more.
Composition: Guy Woolfenden, Reflections: Serenade No. 2
Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble of the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra

2.45 pm | Conservatory
Presentation of Papers 4-6
Frederick Speck (University of Louisville, USA)
“The Search for Musical North: The Conductor’s Integrity to the Score”
Andrew Pease (Hartwick College, USA)
“Repertoire Resources for the 21st Century Global Wind Band Conductor”
Eduard de Boer (The Netherlands)
“Instrumentation on my music performed at the Conference”

Friday, July 21

9.00 am | Conservatory
Repertoire session Southern EU, Asia, Australia
Alberto Roque, Felix Hauswirth 

10.30 am | Conservatory
Panel Discussion: Composing for Amateurs
Moderator: Erwin Nigg
Worldwide, the vast majority of musicians performing in bands, wind ensembles and chamber wind ensembles are amateur musicians. The range of their musical skills and artistic goals is extremely wide. Not surprisingly the repertoire they play covers a wide variety of styles, forms and difficulty levels. This panel will discuss the challenges, limitations and chances composers face writing for amateur musicians.

10.00 am | Conservatory, K108
Conducting Masterclass Douglas Bostock
Dvorák’s well-known Serenade was written for the unusual combination of two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contra bassoon, three horns, cello and double bass. It is a masterwork, not only within the context of wind ensemble repertoire. The key to its interpretation lies in capturing the Bohemian character of the music, which breathes the air of the composer’s beloved homeland.
Composition: Dvorak - Serenade, op.44
Ensemble: Dutch Philips Symphony Orchestra - PSO Winds

1.30 pm | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Conducting Masterclass Jan Cober
“The vocal aspects in opera and wind music of Mozart”
Composition: W.A. Mozart, Serenade K.361
Ensemble: European Youth Chamber Winds
2.45 pm | Conservatory
Presentation of Papers 7-9
Christopher Dobbins (Washington and Lee University, USA)
“Using Score Study as the Foundation of Rehearsal Planning”
Alex Shillings (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague – The Netherlands)
“Globalization makes European wind music go through a ‘meat grinder’.”
Courtney Snyder (University of Michigan, USA)
“The Effects of Tension, Balance, and Ictus on Ensemble Sound”

Saturday, July 22

9.00 am | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
Repertoire session: Northern EU, North America
Joop Boerstoel, Glenn Price
2.30 pm | Conservatory, J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Hall
WASBE General Membership Meeting