Band & Choral Reading Clinics 2019

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 2019-20!

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 2019-20!

Join us in Calgary...

August 22 - 24 2019
Thursday22BandSaturday24Choral

For our annual celebration of new band music this year, we are pleased to welcome Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, Bill Kristjanson. Bill will present an affirming session on the value of music education and educators, and will use our "listen and discuss" format to review selected concert band music from the newly released publisher titles. In keeping with the Calgary area feedback, this will be a half day session, and will be held at the Oak Theatre in Evergreen Theatre Spaces, 1709 8 Ave NE (Map Icon View Map). Join us to start your new year off right!

Please also join us in singing through the best of the latest choral new issues. The sacred session will include music for throughout the church year. The secondary/college/community choir session will include music for all seasons of the year, in various voicings and styles. In the elementary session, we will present new treble music for choirs.

The music presented has been carefully selected from thousands of new issues, to meet the needs of your choir or school program, saving you valuable time and effort. What better way to start your school year or choral season, than meeting with your colleagues to spend a few hours singing together? Choral clinics will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 8 St SW (Map Icon View Map). We hope to see you there!

Featured Clinicians: Bill Kristjanson, Colleen Whidden.

Join us in Edmonton...

August 23 - September07 2019
Friday23Band (August)Friday6Sacred ChoralSaturday7Elementary Choral & Secondary Choral

Enjoy singing through the best of the latest choral new issues. The sacred session will include music for the entire church year, including a Christmas Cantata. The secondary/college/community choir session will include music for all seasons of the year, in various voicings and styles. In the elementary session, new classroom resources will be featured, along with treble music for choirs.

The music presented will have been carefully selected from thousands of new issues, to meet the needs of your choir or school program, saving you valuable time and effort. What better way to start your school year or choral season, than meeting with your colleagues to spend a few hours singing together? Choral clinics will be held at our usual venue, Ascension Lutheran Church, 8405 83rd Street, Edmonton (Map Icon View Map). We hope to see you there!

We will also be holding our annual band music event in our brand new clinic room at the South Edmonton Long & McQuade, 9219 28th Avenue NW (Map Icon View Map). As always, we will feature morning and afternoon professional development sessions, and highlights from our 2019 New Music Favourites for Concert band. The information on the full collection including jazz band, choral, and elementary will also be available.

Featured Clinicians: Bill Kristjanson, Monica Dear, Tim Paetkau, John Brough.

Rejoignez-nous à Longueuil...

Août 23 2019
vendredi23Atelier d’écoute du nouveau répertoire pour harmonie

Long & McQuade est heureux de présenter son atelier d’écoute annuel du nouveau répertoire disponible pour harmonie. Nous y proposerons divers sujets de discussion et des échanges entre les enseignants. C’est une belle façon de commencer la nouvelle année avec de bons outils et le soutien d’une équipe d’expérience!

Nous accueillerons de nouveau monsieur Benoît Thibault, enseignant au premier cycle du secondaire à l’école Poly-Jeunesse de Laval. Il échangera avec les participants sur les nouvelles œuvres de niveau 0.5 à 2 proposées par les éditeurs, tout en démontrant les difficultés et les bonnes pratiques de chacune. En après-midi, notre invité Christian Beaucher, enseignant à l’école Mitchell-Montcalm de Sherbrooke, discutera du répertoire de niveau 2.5 à 4.

Cette année, en collaboration avec Conn-Selmer, nous accueillerons également monsieur Alain Cazes, chef d’orchestre émérite du McGill Wind Ensemble et tubiste de l’Orchestre Métropolitain. Il expliquera comment bien préparer son harmonie pour un concours : choix du répertoire, planification et différentes techniques de répétition afin d’obtenir les meilleurs résultats possible.

La session se tiendra à notre succursale de Longueuil (Map Icon View Map). Inscrivez-vous en ligne afin de bénéficier d’un repas gratuit et de prix de présence. Toute l’équipe de Long & McQuade y sera pour vous soutenir et vous rencontrer. Stationnement gratuit!

Spécialistes en vedette : Benoît Thibault, Christian Beaucher, Alain Cazes.

Rejoignez-nous à Québec...

Août 24 2019
samedi24Atelier d’écoute du nouveau répertoire pour harmonie

Long & McQuade est heureux de présenter son atelier d’écoute annuel du nouveau répertoire disponible pour harmonie. Nous y proposerons divers sujets de discussion et des échanges entre les enseignants. C’est une belle façon de commencer la nouvelle année avec de bons outils et le soutien d’une équipe d’expérience!

Nous accueillerons de nouveau monsieur Benoît Thibault, enseignant au premier cycle du secondaire à l’école Poly-Jeunesse de Laval. Il échangera avec les participants sur les nouvelles œuvres de niveau 0.5 à 2 proposées par les éditeurs, tout en démontrant les difficultés et les bonnes pratiques de chacune. En après-midi, notre invité Christian Beaucher, enseignant à l’école Mitchell-Montcalm de Sherbrooke, discutera du répertoire de niveau 2.5 à 4.

Cette année, en collaboration avec Conn-Selmer, nous accueillerons également monsieur Alain Cazes, chef d’orchestre émérite du McGill Wind Ensemble et tubiste de l’Orchestre Métropolitain. Il expliquera comment bien préparer son harmonie pour un concours : choix du répertoire, planification et différentes techniques de répétition afin d’obtenir les meilleurs résultats possible.

La session se tiendra à notre succursale de Québec (Map Icon View Map). Inscrivez-vous en ligne afin de bénéficier d’un repas gratuit et de prix de présence. Toute l’équipe de Long & McQuade y sera pour vous soutenir et vous rencontrer. Stationnement gratuit!

Spécialistes en vedette : Benoît Thibault, Christian Beaucher, Alain Cazes.

Join us in Regina...

August 30 2019
Friday30Concert Band

Start the school year off with some great new music and new ideas to bring into your band rooms. Our focus will be on the highlights of our 2019 New Music Favourites Collection for level 0.5-3 concert band. The listing of jazz, advanced band, and more pop and seasonal repertoire will also be available. The day will also include some pedagogical sessions from our presenters.

This year's clinic will take place at the Regina Long & McQuade, at 1445 McIntyre Street (Map Icon View Map).

Featured Clinician: Gareth Jones.

Join us in Vancouver...

August 19 - 23 2019
Monday19Jazz BandTuesday20Concert BandWednesday21Elementary ChoralThursday22Secondary Choral & Choral Revels!Friday23Sacred Choral

Discover your new favourite hits at Long & McQuade's Summer Reading Clinic! Offering the top newly published works in Band and Choral music, we have this season's choice new resources and repertoire ready for you to uncover! We are also excited to welcome you to our new venue this year: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver (Map Icon View Map). The beautiful facility is conveniently located near the Renfrew SkyTrain station.

Seize the opportunity to hear the best new releases of the year, carefully curated by our Choral and Band music specialists, bringing you the best of the best for a brilliant concert program. Presented by some of the industry's leading professionals, Long & McQuade's reading sessions are your opportunity to experience new repertoire, network with other choral and band directors, and equip yourself for a fantastic season with your school, ensemble, community group or church. Enjoy a selection of resources and works for all ages, abilities and styles to fit all your musical needs. Let us help you prepare for the best season possible at Long & McQuade's Summer Reading Clinic.

Featured Clinicians: Matthew Clark, Brent Taylor, Erica Phare-Bergh, Johnson Lui, Dr. Joel Tranquilla, Tracy Stener, Christie Noble, Diana Clark, Mary McDonald.

Join us in Victoria...

August 21 - 23 2019
Wednesday21Jazz BandThursday22Concert BandFriday23Choral Sessions (Equal Voices & Mixed Voices)

We are delighted to present a Victoria and Vancouver Island tradition with our series of Reading Clinics held this year in beautiful Victoria BC. Facilitated by exceptional clinicians, you will be guided through a range of repertoire chosen to give musical inspiration. Our new locations are Spectrum Community School at 957 Burnside Road (Map Icon View Map) for Jazz and Concert Bands, and for our Choral day we will convene at historic Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street (Map Icon View Map) (the corner of Mitchell and Granite, 2 blocks off of Oak Bay Avenue.)

Join us for one, two or all three days of exploration of fresh material for Concert Band, Jazz Band and Choir. Educators, Community Musicians, Conductors and performers benefit from direct experience with hot-off-the-press music carefully selected from new titles from our Publishing Industry partners. Celebrate the arrival of the new Musical Year by registering for this event and enjoy the musical offerings, food and friends old and new to set yourself up for the return to orbit in September full of inspiration. Expert Clinicians include Captain Matt Clark of the Canadian Forces (formerly with the Naden Band and currently leader of the Air Force Band in Winnipeg), Vancouver Island Jazz and Concert Band luminary Bryan Stovell and Choral Specialists Teodora Georgieva of Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific and the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and Donald Hunt.of Christ Church Cathedral and Cathedral School, Victoria.

There will be multiple Door Prize draws, refreshments and a mini-marketplace. We are grateful to the individuals and organizations who help make our event a success every year! Early registration is encouraged so we can plan accordingly. Tell your colleagues and musical friends so we can raise the rafters this August!

Featured Clinicians: Bryan Stovell, Matthew Clark, Teodora Georgieva, Donald Hunt.

Join us in Winnipeg...

August 27 2019
Tuesday27Concert Band

This year, our annual summer repertoire and professional development event will be held in our new clinic room at our Winnipeg store, 1845 Pembina Highway (Map Icon View Map).

As has become our tradition, we will focus on highlights of our New Music Favourites collection (concert band, level 0.5-4) and include the a listing of the full national collection, with more advanced, holiday, and jazz selections. There will also be two professional development sessions, selected by our presenter.

Featured Clinician: Kathie Van Lare.