Bruce Pearson Directors Development Day

Bruce Pearson Directors Development Day

Immediately following Dr. Pearson’s workshops at MENZA’s “Make Some Noise” Conference, you can get some serious one on one time with the Maestro at the ABODA Directors Development Day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9.30am – 3.30pm. Venue in Wellington at the Salvation Army Citadel, 92 Vivian St, Te Aro .


Inspiring Excellence in Your Young Band
Overview: Keep students involved, engaged, and active in the learning process. This session will offer band educators practical approaches and ideas for starting beginners, carefully planning and pacing lessons, addressing the need for differentiated instruction materials, applying enrichment studies, and incorporating today’s cutting-edge technology.

a) Blast Off: Launching Successful Brass Players (requires trumpet and trombone)
b) Woodwind Boot Camp
c) How to Teach Percussion for non-Percussionists


Conducting Clinic (please bring your instruments)
Overview: From warm up through the preparation of concert repertoire, Dr. Bruce Pearson will demonstrate rehearsal and conducting techniques necessary to accomplish critical musical and educational goals, and build a better band.

a) Crafting a Purposeful Warm-up
b) Principles of Expressive Playing

All attendees will receive Gift Packs provided by Kjos Music. These include:
• Crafting a Purposeful Warmup handout
• Blast-Off handout
• Woodwind Boot Camp Handout
• Teaching Percussion handout
• Why Music is Basic, The Value of Music
• Clarinet Book 1
• Percussion Book 1
• Trumpet Book 1
• Clarinet Book 2
• Clarinet Book 3
• Clarinet Tech & Musicianship
Excellence in Theory, Book 1
• Excellence in Chamber Music, Book 1


  • ABODA Members: FREE!
  • Non – ABODA members: $40
  • Students: $25