Greg McMurdo Memorial Conducting Clinic2022 18th & 19th February 2022


FRIDAY-5.00pm- Registration / 5.30pm- Keynote: THE ART OF CONDUCTING ‘WHY YOUR GESTURES AND WORDS MATTER’ / 7.00pm- Dinner at Steve’s (Nedlands)

SATURDAY-9.00am-12.00pm-Score Masterclass/ 12.00pm-Lunch/1.00pm-5.00pm Conducting Masterclass


Due to the recent developments in the state due to COVID ABODA WA has chosen to restructure the Greg McMurdo Memorial Conducting Clinic. With the current mask mandate in the metro area, we are unable to ask our community bands to remove their masks to play at this event. While we understand that this could be disappointing to some, we have chosen to put the health of our community first.
This new structure will retain the Keynote presentation on Friday evening, A score Masterclass focusing on the new concert band repertoire and then Saturday afternoon we will have podium time with a string orchestra.
We are also pleased to announce Professor Alan Lourens and Doctor Paul De Cinque from the University of Western Australia will be our clinicians for this year. Both gentlemen have a wealth of experience and knowledge about wind bands, string orchestras and Symphony Orchestras that they are very happy to share.
Positions are limited for podium time and preference will be given to those that register first but we will endeavour to make it through as many people as possible on the day. Registrations are now open simply follow the link and fill in the google form.

If you have any questions regarding this change please do not hesitate to get in touch with our secretary

Friday Night: Friday night will consist of the Keynote address delivered by Professor Lourens and Dr De Cinque. After this, a dinner will be provided by ABODA WA at a nearby restaurant.
Saturday Morning: Score Masterclass – On Saturday morning we will be holding a scoring masterclass. This will be an open forum led by our clinicians that will look at several of the new works for concert bands that have been added to the ABODA WA festival lists.This will be a great opportunity for us all to learn about the difficulties that could be in these scores and also what we can look at in other scores.
This session can also be used to ask both the clinicians and the committee questions about repertoire and what could be a good selection of pieces for your ensemble.
Saturday Afternoon: Podium time – This is the only session that we will be able to have a live group at during our clinic and will be a fantastic time to get some time on the podium.
This is also a time that you can get to listen to and play if you’re a string player the new additions to our festival lists.

Places will be limited but we will try and get to as many people as possible during the day but we do ask your patience in these unsure and unusual times.

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