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2017-11-27 10:01   Posted by: David Thornton
Intercollegiate Band Deadline!
Dear Colleagues:

Hope everyone has had a restful Thanksgiving Break. Just a reminder about the upcoming December 1st deadline for our ICB nomination forms. We hope that each of you will consider sending students from your institutions.

Information and registration forms can be found using the link below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3QB83OPHe0SRWJPaDdlOGt6SXM?usp=sharing

Hope to see many of you at Midwest!

All the best,
David Thornton

2017-09-21 12:43   Posted by: Kevin Sedatole
2018 NC Conference Mini Conducting Symposium
As a featured session at the 2018 NC divisional conference, we will hold a mini conducting symposium on Thursday, Feb. 22nd. There will be two 1 1/2 hour sessions presented that will involve six conductors (two conducting rounds per conductor). The chamber winds from Michigan State University will serve as the symposium ensemble and Mallory Thompson from Northwestern University will serve as our guest clinician.

I encourage all to apply especially our newer college professors as well as conducting graduate students. Please follow the link listed below. You will be asked to upload a five minute conducting video. Materials must be submitted by Nov. 15th. Selection of participants will be announced by December 1st.


2017-09-21 12:24   Posted by: Kevin Sedatole
2018 Intercollegiate Band Information
We are excited to announce the open enrollment for applications to the 2018 NC CBDNA Intercolligiate Band. Our organizers this year are David Thornton and Simon Holoweiko from Michigan State University. Our guest conductor will be Dr. Jamie Nix, Director of Wind Ensemble Activities, Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music. Located at the link listed below you will find a Director's Letter, Information Letter and Nomination form. Please make sure that you read all information carefully. Deadlines are critical.


2017-08-31 11:11   Posted by: Kevin Sedatole
Application for Chosen Gems
This message shall serve as the formal call for Chosen Gem session proposals. Please submit works for consideration with priority given to grade III-V. Selections should reflect lesser known works or works that have somehow fallen out of circulation. The Western Michigan University Concert Band, under the direction of David Montgomery, will prepare and present the literature selected for this session. Selected repertoire will represent a balanced program. Hopefully we will have great interest in this session but given obvious time constraints not all applications will be to be considered.

If interested please contact Kevin Sedatole with the following information-

Presenters name

Grade level
Brief Description

Send all application materials to:

Kevin Sedatole

Applications are due September 15. Notification of selected Chosen Gem proposals will be made by October 15.

Kevin Sedatole, President
CBDNA North Central Division

2017-08-31 10:48   Posted by: Kevin Sedatole
Announcing sessions for the 2018 NC conference
Dear North Central Division,

The following applications were accepted for presentation at the 2018 conference-

1. Germaine Tailleferre's Music for Wind Band
James Ripley, Carthage College, presenter

2. Small School Program Roundtable- Personnel and Programming
Christian Secrist, Illinois College, presenter
Eric Bodnar, Graceland University, presenter
Vu Nguyen, University of Indianapolis, presenter

3. Revisiting a Hidden Gem from the "Little Danish School"- Emil Hartmann's Serenade for Winds
Joshua Kearney, University of Nebraska Omaha, presenter

4. Honoring our Tradition in Current Times: Exploring Student Creative Decision-Making in the Large Ensemble
Caroline Hand, Ball State University, presenter
Scott Jones, The Ohio State University, presenter

5. Revealing the Path to a Wind-Band Version of Persichetti's Seventh Symphony
Chris Westover, Denison, University, presenter

additionally there will be a featured composer panel and a round table discussion meeting for women conductors and composers, Chosen Gems session and a mini conducting symposium.

Applications for participation in the Chosen Gems session and the conducting symposium will be available shortly. Please be on the look out.

Thank you to all who submitted session applications.

2017-04-04 13:44   Posted by: Kevin Sedatole
2018 North Central Division Conference
Dear Members of the North Central division,

Information on the 2018 conference is now posted in the Conferences and Symposium section of North Central section of the CBDNA website.

If you are interested in submitting an application to perform please see the posted information.

Kevin Sedatole
President, North Central Division
Director of Bands
Michigan State University

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