Music Department

District Music Clinic

 

2018 North Big Horn Basin District Music Clinic
Friday and Saturday, November 16-17 2018

 

The NBHB District Music Clinic, hosted at Northwest College, brings together select musicians from high schools throughout the Big Horn Basin. For two days, students have the opportunity to work with outstanding guest conductors and fellow musicians.  

Participation 

High School students are recommended by participating Choir and Band Directors. Recommendations are submitted using the Online Form.

Band: We ask that you submit the top 15% of your high school concert band (or equivalent). When submitting be sure to include awards or honors these kids have received on their instrument. All schools will be allowed at least 5 students represented in the band regardless of their own high school band enrollment. Directors are asked to use discretion when submitting students for clinic. We want directors to select students who are capable and willing to put in the time and effort to learn the music PRIOR to coming to the event. This should be a great experience for all who come. Note, we will always include All-State and All-Northwest members. 

Choir: We ask that you submit the top 25% of your high school choir numbers in balanced SATB quartets. When submitting be sure to include awards or honors these kids have received. All schools will be allowed at least 5 students represented in the choir regardless of their own high school choir enrollment. Directors are asked to use discretion when submitting students for clinic. We want directors to select students who are capable and willing to put in the time and effort to learn the music PRIOR to coming to the event. This should be a great experience for all who come. Note, we will always include All-State and All-Northwest members.


Guest Conductors:

BAND | Dr. Robert Belser, Professor, Director of Bands, University of Wyoming

Robert Belser_20121127_WTM0986A native of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Dr. Belser began his musical training on trumpet then on euphonium as a student of Keith House. He earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Missouri State University studying with Russell Coleman and Robert Gifford. Following his undergraduate studies, he taught instrumental and choral music in Central Missouri. Dr. Belser served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Illinois where he studied with Harry Begian, Gary Smith, and Dan Perantoni, and earned the Master of Science in Music Education degree. He was Assistant Director of Bands at Eastern Kentucky University directing the concert band, athletic bands, and teaching music appreciation. Dr. Belser was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from The University of Iowa where he was a student of Myron Welch. He has also studied conducting with Craig Kirchhoff, John Paynter, and Mallory Thompson.

Dr. Belser was honored as a recipient of the prestigious John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Award for Meritorious Classroom teaching in 2000, and has served as a teaching excellence panelist for the UW Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Belser is quite active as a clinician and conductor throughout the country, and as an adjudicator for bands in the West and the Midwest. Under his baton, the UW Wind Ensemble performed for the Western/Northwestern Division conference of College Band Directors National Association receiving acclaim for their sensitivity and musicality in performance. He is a proponent of new music and the process of creativity and is not only in demand as a conductor but as a clinician for his promotion of positive teaching techniques and advocacy for the arts.

In addition to conducting, Dr. Belser also teaches music education and graduate conducting and literature courses. His research interests include the process of creativity, historic and new wind repertory, and the arts in the process of learning.


VOCAL | Dr. Holly Dalrymple, Assistant Professor, Vocal Arts Area Coordinator, Choral Music Education, University of Wyoming

dalrymple_hollyDr. Holly Dalrymple is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Wyoming. She conducts Bel Canto Women’s Chorus, Laramie Civic Chorus, and teaches vocal and choral methods and pedagogy. Bel Canto has performed for the Wyoming Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association Northwest conference in Portland, OR. 

Dr. Dalrymple has directed middle school and high school choral programs in Richardson, Plano, and Pflugerville, Texas.  Prior to joining the UW music faculty, she served as the Artistic Director of Tapestry Singers, the women’s chorus of Austin, and as Associate Conductor for the Denton Bach Society and the Dallas Arts District Chorale.

As a frequent festival clinician, Dr. Dalrymple focuses on sound production, teaching the young female voice, and leading women’s choirs.  She earned a Doctoral degree in choral conducting with a related field in voice performance from the University of North Texas, a Master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of music education from Texas State University.


Checklist 

  • Band and Choir Directors: please submit your list of recommended students, using the Online Form by Friday, October 19, 2018.
  • We only accept submissions from band and choir directors.
  • Lunch is available in the NWC cafeteria each day of the clinic. The cost for lunch is $6/person. If your group plans to eat lunch on campus, please include confirmation and total numbers with your online submission. Payment MUST be made either by school voucher/check, credit card or cash AT the cafeteria each day of the festival. Please do not send us payment in advance for your meals.
  • Watch for more information and a schedule to be sent via e-mail following your registration. 

Schedule

 COMING SOON: District Clinic Schedule. 


Concert

A free concert will be held at the close of District Music Clinic on Saturday, November 17 at 2:30 PM, in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Family, friends, and community members are invited to attend. 


Equipment 

The College will have available a concert bass drum, a set of four timpani (E, F, Bb, and Eb), snare drums, chimes, vibes, xylophone, marimba, and assorted, basic percussion instruments. Bring all other percussion needs with you including mallets and sticks. Please call if you have special requests. 


If you have any questions, please call or email.  

Zach Paris
(307) 754-6427
zach.paris@nwc.edu

Brennan Baglio
(307) 754-6475
brennan.baglio@nwc.edu

Kendle Dockham
(307) 754-6425
kendle.dockham@nwc.edu

Northwest College
231 West 6th Street
Powell, WY 82435
FAX: (307) 754-6340

Contact

Brennan Baglio
Brennan.Baglio@nwc.edu
Instructor of Music; Director of Choirs; Coordinator of Music
307-754-6475

OR

Zach Paris
Zach.Paris@nwc.edu
Instructor of Music, Director of Bands/Instrumental Music
307-754-6427