Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic
This year's clinic for middle school students will be held on one day only, November 9. Students will rehearse with guest conductor Dr. Chris Werner throughout the day and perform on the evening concert with the BGSU Wind Symphony.
Conductor Dr. Christopher Werner is in his eighth year as instrumental music teacher and Music Department Chair at La Crosse Central High School. He is Conductor of the Central Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Grand Central Station Show Band, instructor of Music Theory, and team-teaches the Red Raider Marching Band along with instrumental lessons. Dr. Werner is the President for the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter, and is the Vice-President for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. He has twice been awarded the "Citation of Excellence" from the National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter.
Werner holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting degree from the University of Nebraska where he studied with Director of Bands Dr. Carolyn Barber. He has the distinction of being the first University of Nebraska DMA recipient of the Wind Conducting degree and also the first Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts F. Pace Woods Scholar in Music. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Dr. Werner and his ensembles are active in commissioning new works for wind band. The Central Bands have participated in or organized consortiums with new music coming from David Maslanka, Kimberly Archer, Travis Cross, Roy Magnuson, Kevin Krumenauer and Rusty Banks. Ensembles under his direction have appeared at numerous state conventions in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Dr. Werner is published in the band director reference book series, "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band," published by GIA Publications, Chicago, IL both the Beginning Band volume and Concerto volume. He holds professional affiliation with the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Wisconsin Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education.
For further information please contact BGSU Bands at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-372-2186