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Event

Summer Concert Band – Stephen W. Pratt, conductor - Summer Music 2017 - - Summer Music 2017

Summer Concert Band

Stephen W. Pratt, conductor

with

Eric M. Smedley, conductor Ryan M. Yahl, conductor

Repertoire Walton/Noble: March – A History of the -       English Speaking Peoples (1959) Anderson: Selections from Irish Suite        (1947, rev. 1949) Yamazato: Puccini’s Arias – Fantasy for        Wind Band (2012) J. Williams: The March from 1941 (1979) Krance: Broadway Curtain Time – A Medley        of Broadway Hits (1968) T. Allen/Cramer: Whip and Spur (1902) Abreu: Tico-tico no fubá (1917) About the Conductors

Stephen W. Pratt

Stephen W. Pratt is professor of wind conducting and director of bands and wind conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches graduate conducting as well as other courses in the Wind Conducting graduate program. Under his direction, the renowned IU Wind Ensemble has performed atseveral national conventions and in other distinguished venues. He has been a member of the Jacobs School of Music faculty since 1984. In 1993, he was a national recipient of the Distinguished Service to Music Medal awarded by Kappa Kappa Psi, the national collegiate band honorary organization. In 1998, he was honored with the Outstanding Bandmaster Award by the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2001, he was honored with the Outstanding University Music Educator Award, given by the Indiana Music Educators Association. In 2014, he was awarded the James B. Calvert Outstanding Music Educator Award.

Pratt is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician of bands and orchestras across the nation. He is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Mu, and Indiana Bandmasters Association. In addition, he is past president and current board member of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.

His graduate conducting students (M.M., D.M., Ph.D.) hold prominent positions at some of the leading colleges and universities in the United States and internationally, as well as at outstanding high schools and academies.

Eric M. Smedley

Eric M. Smedley serves as assistant professor of bands and associate director of bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he directs the Symphonic Band, teaches undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting, serves as associate director of the Marching Hundred, directs the IU Summer Music Clinic, and sponsors the Rho chapter of Tau Beta Sigma and the Alpha Zeta Chapter of KappaKappa Psi.

Smedley earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the Jacobs School of Music. He previously served on the music faculties of Boise State University and Western Kentucky University, and as a public school music educator in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Santa Monica, Calif., and Kenosha, Wis.

He has conducted throughout North America, Russia, and Japan. He maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator. He also has an active schedule as a trumpet recitalist and ensemble musician, performing a wide variety of musical styles.

Smedley's research interests are varied and include projects in the areas of contemporary wind band literature, wind band orchestration, and conducting pedagogy. His book chapters on composer Joseph Turrin, John Mackey, and David Dzubay are published in A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis, and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, and he has additional research published in the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series. He is also an empirical researcher, most recently publishing Conductor Gestures Influence Evaluations of Ensemble Performance in the refereed journal Frontiers in Psychology.

Smedley is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and the National Association for Music Education.

He lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife, Jessica; daughter, Ella; and Bedlington Terrier, Ainsley.

School of Music venue: MAC Lawn

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: IU Jacobs School of Music (MAC; Auer, Ford recital halls), Third Street and Jordan Avenue, Bloomington. 855-7433    www.music.indiana.edu


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