ROBERT MUSSER CONDUCTING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS
Tacoma Concert Band is pleased to announce the 2nd annual “Robert Musser Conducting Fellowship”. This award will be granted to an emerging band director who exhibits the skills and potential to become a strong musical leader in our community.
OPPORTUNITIES The recipient of the Robert Musser Conducting Fellowship will receive the following:
Instruction: One academic year mentorship from the Tacoma Concert Band conductor. These sessions will address areas such as: a) music selection b) score study c) rehearsal techniques d) conducting
Resources: In addition 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 tips”, 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).
If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please consider submitting an application.
Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2022.
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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 application. Note: Due to COVID, directors in their 7th year of teaching may apply for the Fellowship this year.
2) Schedule sessions with the Tacoma Concert Band director at mutually convenient times.
3) Attend Wednesday night Tacoma Concert Band rehearsals. (To be arranged with the Tacoma Concert Band Conductor).
4) Exhibit a desire for improvement, based on the application essay.