Band & Choral Reading Clinics 2017

Let the Music Begin! Music is in the air this season at the annual Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic. Let our expert clinicians lead the way as we explore a wealth of hand-picked selections for your band, ensemble or choir.

These reading sessions are programmed with your professional development in mind. Our dedicated team curates quality repertoire for its educational value, originality and winning appeal. With selections for schools, church choirs and community programs of all ages and abilities, you're certain to find innovative new material to suit your musical needs. Join us this year at your local Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic!

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Let the Music Begin! Music is in the air this season at the annual Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic. Please Select your city below for more information:

Join us in Calgary...

August 23 - 25, 2017
Wednesday 23 Secondary & Sacred Choral Thursday 24 Elementary Resources & Concert Band
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Join us again this summer for laughing and 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.

This year's location will be Centennial High School, 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE, Calgary, AB (Map Icon View Map). Lunch and refreshments will be provided on site. Join us for a day (or two!) of connecting with your colleagues and checking out some great new music for your ensembles!

Please note: our Jazz Band session will be held October 14 at the same venue. Registration will be available for this event at a later date.

Featured Clinicians: Andrew Wahl, Cynthia Wahl, Johnny Summers.

Join us in Edmonton...

August 25 - September 09, 2017
Friday 25 Band Music (Aug.) Friday 8 Sacred Choral (Sept.) Saturday 9 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.

Edmonton's concert band session will also be returning this year! 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. Join us for a day of laughing and learning with colleagues and contemporaries!

Choral sessions will again be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, located at 8405 83rd street (Map Icon View Map) (see map, right), with ample free parking available! Our band session will be held in room 1-023 of the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta. We look forward to seeing you in Edmonton!

Featured Clinicians: Monica Dear, Tim Paetkau, John Brough, Andrew Wahl.

Join us in Vancouver...

August 21 - 25, 2017
Monday 21 Concert Band I Tuesday 22 Concert/Jazz Band Wednesday 23 Sacred Choral Thursday 24 Secondary Choral Friday 25 Elementary Choral & Classroom Resources
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It's time for the hottest musical event in town: you're invited to the annual Vancouver Long & McQuade Summer Reading Clinic! Join us again in the main hall of the Hellenic Community Centre, located at 4500 Arbutus Street (Map Icon View Map), as our expert clinicians lead the way through a wealth of hand-picked selections for your band, ensemble or choir.

Our all-star lineup of clinicians and experts are ready to guide you through an action-packed week of reading, listening and playing. Sound the trumpets at the top of the week: Concert Band Sessions lead the charge all day Monday through Tuesday morning. Groove into Tuesday afternoon as our Jazz Band Session sets your jazz ensemble alight with hot new tunes.

Warm up your voices, because Wednesday finds us singing along to sacred selections suitable for the whole church year at our Sacred Choral Session. On Thursday you'll hear quality selections in multiple voicings for adult and young-adult choirs at our Secondary Choral Session. Be sure to return Thursday evening for our bonus session: Choral Revels for advanced choir. Finally, wrap up your week with colour and fun at our Elementary Choral & Classroom Session.

Come join your peers for an unbeatable week of professional development and musical discovery. Register today for the Vancouver Summer Reading Clinic with Long & McQuade – where the music begins!

Featured Clinicians: Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses, Bob Rebagliati, Denise O'Brien, Dr. Joel Tranquilla, Cristi Cary Miller, Lee Dengler.

Join us in Victoria...

August 28 - 30, 2017
Monday 28 Choral Sessions Tuesday 29 Jazz Band Wednesday 30 Concert Band
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The tradition of the Victoria Summer Reading Clinics continues in 2017. Join us this August as we return to the comfortable John & Anne Shaffter Music Hall at St. Michael's University School (Map Icon View Map) (3400 Richmond Road), a great venue for playing, singing, buying new music and networking.

Dedicated Long & McQuade repertoire specialists collaborate to bring you our greatest reading clinic yet. This upbeat combination includes both band and choral reading sessions, providing a fun and educational three days of professional development for all music educators. Fine new music is our focus, as we present hand-picked charts for concert and jazz bands alongside great choral selections for school and community choirs. All of our clinics are presented by leading professionals in the field, ensuring a productive and inspiring experience for all!

Featured Clinicians: Willi Zwozdesky, Elizabeth MacIsaac, Bob Rebagliati.