Tacoma Concert Band is pleased to announce the 2nd annual “Robert Musser Conduc0ng
Fellowship”. This award will be granted to an emerging band director who exhibits the skills and
poten0al to become a strong musical leader in our community.
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The recipient of the Robert Musser Conducting Fellowship will receive the following:
Instruction: One academic year mentorship from the Tacoma Concert Band conductor. During these sessions the student will receive instruction in:
a) music selection
b) score study
c) rehearsal techniques
Resources: In additionn to receiving mentorship from the conductor, the recipient will be encouraged to
use members of the Tacoma Concert Band as resources. Possible areas could be: grade level specific
music selection, “teaching 0ps”, or classroom instrument clinics.
Performance: The recipient will have the opportunity to rehearse and conduct a music selection for the
final Tacoma Concert Band performance of the season.
Cash Award: The recipient will receive a $1,500 cash award to be used for professional development.
(The Tacoma Concert Band reserves the right to approve the use of this award).
Requirements for the Fellowship
The applicant must:
1) Be an active director from Western Washington in their 1st through 6th year of teaching
secondary band (Middle, Jr. or Senior High School) at the time of applicaton.
2) Schedule sessions with the Tacoma Concert Band director at mutually convenient 0mes.
3) Attend Wednesday night Tacoma Concert Band rehearsals. (To be arranged with the Tacoma
Concert Band Conductor).
If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please consider submitting an
application. Applications will be accepted after Jan 1, 2022 and must be received by March 1, 2022.