NorCal Wind Conducting Symposium

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American River College, Sacramento CA

June 18 - 23, 2017

About Our Clinicians

Conductor ThreinenDr. Emily Threinen currently serves as Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. In this position, she conducts the acclaimed Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, instructs undergraduate advanced conducting, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Minnesota Bands. Prior to her appointment at Minnesota, Threinen served as Director of Bands at Temple University (PN), Shenandoah Conservatory (VA), Duke University (NC), Concordia University (MI), Dodworth Saxhorn Band (MI) and Harding HS (MN), where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award.




Conductor HalsethDr. Robert Halseth is Conductor/Music Director of Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra and Director of Bands Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, a position he held from 1993- 2016. Previously, he served as Director of Bands at University of the Pacific and Carroll College (WI). He began his instrumental teaching career in the public schools of Oceanside, CA. For 50 years he played bass trombone professionally. He has appeared as a frequent guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician in the US as well as Australia, Guam, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. He received the Dave Goedecke Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Band Directors Association and in 2016 was inducted into the California Music Educators Hall of Fame.








Previous Guest Clinicians:

Conducting Workshop

  • John Whitwell
  • Harvey Benstein
  • Frederick Fennell
  • Eugene Corporon
  • Jerry Junkin
  • Jack Stamp
  • Craig Kirchhoff
  • Mike Haithcock
  • Gary Hill
  • Allan McMurray
  • Stan DeRusha
  • H. Robert Reynolds
  • Mallory Thompson

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