MER 04: Preparing for Conducting Symposiums

In this episode we welcome Trish Cornett, a doctoral student in wind conducting at the University of Michigan to talk about conducting symposiums. We discuss the benefits of attending a symposium, what to expect if you decide to go, and how to prepare for the experience.

Some of the Upcoming Summer Symposiums

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Trish Cornett

Trish Cornett is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the University of Michigan, where she studies with Michael Haithcock. She previously earned the Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied with Mallory Thompson, and the Bachelor of Music dual degree in saxophone performance and K-12 music education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her teachers included Malcolm Rowell and Lynn Klock.

Cornett taught for three years at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont, where she conducted three bands and taught courses in guitar and history of rock. She held a similar position at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, Connecticut from 2002-2005. Cornett is published in the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series and is a member of the College Band Directors National Association.

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