Band & Choral Reading Clinics 2018

Get it right from the start!

Equip yourself for the new season at the annual Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic. Your attendance at the Long & McQuade reading clinics is one of the most effective and enjoyable ways of accomplishing this for your school or community program. Repertoire selection and ongoing professional development are foremost for all music educators. With this in mind and to save you time, our team of band and choral professionals puts their time into selecting the best new repertoire for its educational value, originality and appeal. Be there and get ready for the downbeat of 2018-19!

Get it right from the start!

Equip yourself for the new season at the annual Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic. Our team of band and choral professionals has selected the best new repertoire for its educational value, originality and appeal. Be there and get ready for the downbeat of 2018-19!

Join us in Calgary...

August23 - 23, 2018
Thursday 23 Choral & Band Sessions
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The Calgary Long & McQuade stores are pleased to present our annual choral and band events! At our choral reading session, we will be reading the High School/Advanced selections, and the Sacred selections. We will have Elementary packages on site, so please register for that session if you would like to have the elementary materials to take home. As with all of our choral events, if you live far away, but would like to secure a package of materials, you can do so by registering but specifying that you will not be attending in person. Our presenter this year is Cynthia Peyson Wahl, and as an added bonus, we will be bringing in choral specialist Willi Zwozdesky from our Vancouver location to support the event!

In our quest to make our offering the most helpful to each of you as you develop student musicians, we've taken feedback from our last season event to reshape the Calgary band event. You asked, we listened. Join us for a shortened day of learning with colleagues and contemporaries! Our annual event provides a professional refresher as you head back into school, and a chance to listen to, and discuss our carefully curated collection of new ensemble music.

Both events will be held at Centennial High School, 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE, Calgary, AB (Map Icon View Map). Join us for a day of connecting with your colleagues and checking out some great new music for your ensembles!

Featured Clinicians: Cynthia Pearson Wahl, Gillian Mackay.

Join us in Edmonton...

August25 - September 08, 2018
Friday 24 Band Music (Aug.) Friday 7 Sacred Choral (Sept.) Saturday 8 Secondary / Elementary Choral (Sept.)
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Once again, we are excited to bring our choral reading sessions to Edmonton. Led by some of Edmonton's finest choral directors and teachers, we believe these sessions are a great way to find the music and resources you need for the upcoming season, whether you are a church choir director, a high-school or elementary music teacher, a community choir director, or a combination of all three.

We are also pleased, once again, to offer our annual band music event in Edmonton. This session provides a professional refresher as you head back into school, and a chance to listen to, and discuss our carefully curated collection of new ensemble music. Join us for a day of laughing and learning with colleagues and contemporaries!

Featured Clinician: Gillian Mackay.

Join us in Vancouver...

August20 - 24, 2018
Monday 20 Concert Band I Tuesday 21 Concert/Jazz Band Wednesday 22 Sacred Choral Thursday 23 Secondary Choral & Choral Revels Friday 24 Elementary Choral
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Gear up with the best new music offerings this season at Long & McQuade’s Summer Reading Clinic! A sure-fire kick-start to the year, the annual reading clinic is the foremost repertoire selection opportunity for music educators and directors at all levels. Get ahead of the curve with the newest band, secular and sacred choral and classroom resources for 2018! Two full days of concert and jazz band clinics lead into a glorious day of sacred choral singing followed by two days of concert choral and classroom sessions – hear it live! Clinic participants also benefit from enhanced discounts when purchasing at the on-site music store; a money-saving bonus for all attendees!

All reading clinic sessions are held in Vancouver at the Hellenic Community Centre, located at 4500 Arbutus Street (Map Icon View Map), with morning coffee break and full luncheon included. Parking is free.

Featured Clinicians: Robert Sheldon, Jodi Proznick, Pepper Choplin, Frances Roberts, Dave Rosborough, Carrie Tennant, John Jacobson, Heidi Epp.

Join us in Victoria...

August22 - 24, 2018
Wednesday 22 Jazz
Band
Thursday 23 Concert Band Friday 24 Choral Sessions
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Launch into the Musical New Year with a Long & McQuade Vancouver Island Musical Tradition! Get a jump on planning for your new musical season & join us and your colleagues this August for the annual Victoria Band and Choral Reading Sessions August 22nd-24th, 2018. During the sessions partipants delve into a delightful selection of hand-selected material with expert, inspiring guest facilitators.

The three days of Clinics will be held once again in the beautiful setting of John & Anne Shaffter Music Hall at St. Michael's University School (Map Icon View Map) (3400 Richmond Road). You will find new favorites and may even find some of your old favorites clothed in fresh new ways. Participants comment that these sessions give wonderful inspiration for programming and individual creative development.

To participate, register online, by phone (250 384-3622) or drop by the Victoria Store location at 756 Hillside Avenue. Refreshments are provided in the breaks where paricipants can socialize and browse our pop-up store for supplementary materials and novel musical ideas. Door-prizes are generously provided by our Community Partners. We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Clinicians: David Flello, Robert Sheldon, Erica Phare-Bergh.