Robert Musser Conducting Fellowship Program


Tacoma Concert Band is pleased to announce the 3rd 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.

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 utilize 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 the Tacoma Concert Band in performance.

Stipend: The recipient will be eligible to receive $1,500 for professional development

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please consider submitting an application.

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2023.
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The applicant must:

1) Be an active director from Western Washington in their 1st through 10th year of teaching secondary band (Middle, Jr., or Senior High School) at the time of application.

2) Schedule sessions with the Tacoma Concert Band conductor at mutually convenient times.

3) Attend Wednesday night Tacoma Concert Band rehearsals. (To be arranged with the Tacoma Concert Band conductor).

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2023. 


Tristan Roush: 2021-2022
Matt Wasson: 2022-2023

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