Marshwood’s music director, Dave Miller, had the opportunity to once again attend the New England Band Directors Institute. This year the annual event was held at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. from July 13-15. While there, Dave had the opportunity to work with outstanding college band directors from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, Atlanta. Mr. Miller joined other clinicians from New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Over 24 hours of professional development time were offered in disciplines that included rehearsal technique, conducting technique, and evaluation of repertoire for various age levels and genres of instrumental music. Mr. Miller commented that he appreciates the opportunity provided by MSAD 35 and Marshwood Middle School to attend this excellent annual conference.
Shown in photo: Dave Miller and Dr. Cynthia Johnson Turner, the conductor at the Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, Atlanta.