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Conn-Selmer

Institute (Asia) 

Hong Kong 2017

Organised by


Parsons Music

Hong Kong Band Directors' Association

Sponsored by

Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Represented by

Rave Group Int'l

It is with much enthusiasm I extend a warm-and-sincere invitation to join us for the first-ever Conn-Selmer Institute (Asia) - Hong Kong. This time-tested, success-proven clinic offers the most current-and-relevant information focusing on quality music-learning and outstanding music-making.

 

After two-plus decades of being a part of the Conn-Selmer Institute presentations, I can assure you, it is ever-apparent those who choose to be a part of this positive learning experience are the benefactors of an immeasurable treasury of PRACTICAL knowledge that can be integrated immediately into all band/orchestra programs. In addition, every participant leaves with a renewed sense of purpose-and-mission wrapped in the awareness of the critical importance a music educator/conductor plays in the role of the growth-and-development of his/her students.

 

The all-star faculty brings to the forum a priceless wealth of skills-and-techniques certain to advance the library-of-knowledge applicable both on-and-off the podium responsibilities. From score student to engaging students (and all in between), the MESSAGE as well as the MESSENGER represents EXCELLENCE-IN-ACTION. You will be availed to the most-sought-after, world class clinicians in the music profession.

 

On behalf of John M. Stoner, President of Conn-Selmer Inc.Parsons Music 柏斯琴行 and HKBDA-Hong Kong Band Directors Association, we eagerly look forward to having YOU join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop experience. You will certainly be glad you did.

Most sincerely,

 

Tim Lautzenheiser
Vice President of Education
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

About CSI

CSI equips current and future music educators with practical skills and relevant strategies addressing current trends in music education. The curriculum is comprised of inspiring workshops led by world-class clinicians and is a must-attend event for educators at any stage in their careers.

Official Venue
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, 
New Territories, Hong Kong
Programme Highlights
  • The Crucial Role the Teachers Play in Music Education by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
     

  • Equipment and Techniques in Brass Playing - A different Perspective by Mr. Kenneth Fun
     

  • Music Analysis - Understanding Holst by Mr. Yasuhide Ito
     

  • The Art of Accessories Playing & Using the Right Mallets! by Dr. Lung Heung-Wing
     

  • Creating Beautiful Trumpet Sound by Mr. Christopher Woyse (Vincent Bach)
     

  • Approach to Chamber & Ensemble Music by Mr. Yasuhide Ito
     

  • Play in the Reading Band led by our clinicians (Bring your instruments and join in the fun!)
     

  • Rehearsal Techniques (with Demonstration Band) by Dr. Paula Crider
     

  • Practical Approach to Teaching Musical Expression by Mr. Maciek Walicki (C. G. Conn)
     

  • Interpretation of Contemporary Wind Music by Samuel Lo

More to come!

Fees & Application
  • Local / Overseas Delegate - HKD1200

  • Students - HKD900

Who Should Attend

Band instructors, instrumental teachers, students majoring in music would benefit most in this programme. However, high school students who wish to pursue a career in music are also encouraged to apply.

Faculty

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Dr. Paula Crider

Mr. Yasuhide Ito

Dr. Lung Heung-Wing

Dr. Samuel Lo

Mr. Kenneth Fung

Mr. Christopher Woyse

Mr. Maciek Walicki

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Vice President,  Education, Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music.

Following his tenure in the college band directing world, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions.

Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child.

His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational community. He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants).

 

He holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama; in 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music. He continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member at: Ball State University, Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne University, and Butler University. In addition, he is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors. He is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

Dr. Paula Crider
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Austin

Following a distinguished 33 year teaching career, Professor Paula A. Crider continues to share her passion for making music through an active schedule as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician and adjudicator. She has enjoyed engagements in 47 states, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Australia. She is Professor Emerita at The University of Texas where she was twice awarded the “Eyes of Texas “ Award for distinguished teaching.

Professor Crider has taught in the public schools at all levels, and holds the unique distinction of having been the first female in the state of Texas to serve as director of bands at a class 5-A high school. Her Crockett High School Bands in Austin, Texas earned twelve consecutive University Interscholastic League “Sweepstakes Awards” for musical excellence, received national recognition on the concert stage, and were twice named Texas 5A State Marching Champions.

Ms. Crider was the recipient of the National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence,” Presented by Dr. William J. Revelli for her band’s performance at the NBA National Convention.

During her tenure at The University of Texas, Professor Crider conducted the Symphony Band, the Longhorn Marching and Concert Bands, and served as instructor for undergraduate conducting, Brass Methods, Graduate Wind Literature, supervised student teachers and served as administrator for the Longhorn Music Camps. Highly acclaimed for its musical and marching excellence, the 380 member Longhorn Bands enjoyed national acclaim under her leadership. She has also served as Interim Director of Bands at Columbus State University, and at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She continues to serve as visiting guest professor at universities throughout the country.

She considers her greatest honor, however, to be the privilege of working with all who share a passion for excellence in making music.

Mr. Yasuhide Ito
Composer & Lecturer, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

As a child, Ito began to cultivate his interest in music by taking piano lessons. He continued to pursue a musical education and, by his third year of high school, had composed his first piece of music for band, titled “On the March”. TRN Music Publisher published this work in 1978.

After high school, Ito attended and graduated with a major in composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Class of 1986). During his time at Tokyo National University, Ito began to gain national and international acclaim for his work through his entrance in and winning of several musical competitions. Ito’s awards include first prize at the Shizuoka Music Competition in 1980 for piano, third prize at the Japan Music Competition in 1982 for piano, an award at the Competition for Saxophone Music in 1987, and the Academy prize from the Band Masters Academic Society of Japan in 1994.

Yasuhide Ito has earned much praise for his compositional endeavours. In all, Ito is credited for more than 130 musical works. This collection of musical works includes pieces for wind ensemble, orchestra, instrumental chamber ensembles, solo voice, various solo wind instruments, piano, solo percussion, solo string instruments, and various other instruments such as organ, cembalo, accordion, and harmonica.

As a conductor, Yasuhide Ito has performed with many bands, including the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra in their Asian Concert Tour in 2002, on behalf of Maestro Frederic Fennel. He was scheduled to perform with the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra (part of a music convention for gifted high school musicians) in April 2008.

Dr. Lung Heung-Wing
Artistic Director, Hong Kong Percussion Centre

Lung is the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Percussion Centre. Received his Doctoral degree in Music from West Virginia University, USA, Lung was the Principal Percussionist at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years.  He has given performances in five continents. 

He was awarded the "1988 Outstanding Young Persons Award", "1991 Instrumentalist of the Year", "Ten Most Outstanding Young Persons" and the "Secretary for Home Affair's Commendation".

 

Since 1997, he has been performing throughout the world with his son, Mark, in the "Father and Son Percussion Duo". 

In 2002, 2007 and 2012, he has made music arrangements and led more than ten thousand percussionists in performances. These performances have set three new records in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

He is the University Artist of the University of Hong Kong, Honorary Artist-in-Residence of the Education University, lecturer of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Education University.  He is also the Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and former Music Adviser of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Mr. Fung Kai Man Kenneth

FUNG is one of the first graduates of the School of Music, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts in 1987. He was one of the founders of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and has served as its principal trumpet for seventeen years.  He has also appeared frequently as a soloist with various orchestras in Hong Kong and Macau, including the Lim Kek Han Concert Orchestra, Hong Kong Music Institute Orchestra (HAYDN Trumpet Concerto), the Cecilian Chorus and Orchestra (Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2), Hong Kong Oratorio Society (HANDEL Messiah, BACH Cantata No. 51), Hong Kong Sinfonietta (HAYDN Trumpet Concerto, HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto, COPLAND The Quiet City, SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1, VIVALDI Concerto for 2 Trumpets), Macau Chamber Orchestra (PURCELL Sonata for Trumpet), Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra (PONCHIELLI Trumpet Concerto No. 1) Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra (F.D. WEBER Variations for Trumpet and Orchestra, VERDI Adagio), etc.  In 2001, FUNG played in “the Golden Age of Cornet” concert in Macau Band Fair on various antique cornets of the 19th Century. 

 

Besides performing, FUNG is active in teaching and conducting as well.  He has taught at the Music Office, the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and other institutes. He is an overseas consultant and tutor of the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra. Over the years, Fung's students have won numerous prizes in the music festivals in Hong Kong and Macau. Some of his earlier students are now leading professional performers in Hong Kong. He has also been the conductor for CCC Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) school orchestra and band since 1988. 

 

Fung served as Chairman of the Asian Pacific Band Directors Association from 2006 to 2008 and President from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Band Directors Association (2006 - 2010), Vice-president of the China Trumpet Guild, Chairman of the Hong Kong Trumpet Guild. He is a consultant for Trinity-Guildhall and an endorser for Bach Trumpet since 2008. He has also received invitation from the Institute Cultural de Macau to host brass workshops and to be an adjudicator in the Macau Youth Music Competition.

 

Fung has been an avid collector of antique and vintage brass instruments since the 1990s. His collection of well over 200 instruments includes trumpets and cornets from the 19th to early 20th Century, instruments Vincent Bach has personally kept for his own family, the trumpet that is heard in over 200 Hollywood film sound tracks, as well as outstanding instruments of our own time. It is through the comparison and studies of these instruments that has formed his current view of the relationship between instrument construction and playing techniques in brass instruments.

Mr. Maciek Walicki
Trombone, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Originally from Bytom in Poland, Maciek Walicki was born into a musical family. He begun his training on the violin at the age of five with his violist mother. After switching to trombone he finished high school in the class of Pawel Waloszczyk in 1995 and went on to study in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the studio of Roman Siwek, Principal Trombone of The Polish National Philharmonic. Two years later in 1997 Mr Walicki got invited to continue his studies with one of the most sought after soloists and educators Prof. Jonas Bylund in The Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany, and in 1999 after successful audition Maciek entered on the full scholarship The Juilliard School in New York City where he studied with the distinguished Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of The New York Philharmonic.

During his studies Mr Walicki has been involved in many competitions and festivals locally and internationally, and among others won a Grand Prix at The Silesian Competition for wind Instruments in 1994 and First Prize at the Polish National competition for Wind Instruments in 1995. He also became a finalist at the 1996 International Competition of Wind Instruments Gdansk in Poland and won a Third Prize at The Lewis van Hanney International Trombone Competition in Nashville-Tennesse, United States in 2001.

While focusing on solo repertoire Maciek has also joined The World Orchestra Jeunesses Musicales in 1998 and The International Orchestral Institute Attergrau, Austria in 2000.

Mr. Walicki is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has given several recitals and masterclasses in Asia and Europe and his solo performances were broadcasted by the Radio Television Hong Kong. He has collaborated with Polish Radio Orchestra, Polish National Theatre, The Staadstheatre Kassel, The Di Capo Opera in New York City, Macau Symphony, Bolshoi Ballet, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Singapore Symphony.

Mr Walicki has been playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001. He is on the faculty at The Academy for Performing Arts and also at the Music and Drama Institute of Hong Kong. In 2010 he became the artist/endorser of the C.G. Conn Trombone.

Maciek is a happy father of a three years old Camila. As a hobby he enjoys many sport activities that include wind surfing, bicycling and running marathons.

Mr. Christopher Moyse
Co-Principal Trumpet, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Chris was appointed to the trumpet section of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra by Edo de Waart in 2005.

His musical journey began at 8 years old with cornet lessons from his father at the Worthing Salvation Army Brass Band, and he later fulfilled a boyhood ambition by becoming a member of the International Staff Band. His first exposure to orchestral trumpet playing came at age 16 through membership of the Brighton Youth Orchestra.

He commenced undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music which included an exchange year at the Manhattan School of Music. On completing postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music he also received the coveted Dip RAM award “for an outstanding final recital.” His professors included Malcolm Smith, Andrew Crowley, Robert Sullivan, Paul Beniston, Paul Archibald, Howard Snell and James Watson.

As a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Chris was singled out by the South China Morning Post for his “brilliantly executed” posthorn solo in Mahler's Third Symphony conducted by Edo de Waart. He has performed as guest principal trumpet with the Hallé Orchestra at the BBC Proms, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, the Macau Orchestra, and has also worked with the Ulster Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Chris is a keen soloist and his 2014 sell-out recital entitled "Cool Britannia" was featured on the RTHK's "The Works." As a studio artist Chris can be heard on releases by Cantopop stars Ivana Wong and Hacken Lee, and on the soundtrack to the 2015 Derek Kwok movie “Full Strike” where his name also appears in the closing credits.

In the field of education Chris holds the LRAM teaching diploma and serves on the faculties of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also been a guest teacher at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore and the Silpakorn University in Bangkok.

In 2013 Chris was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), awarded to “former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.”

He is a trumpet artist for Conn-Selmer and performs on Vincent Bach “Stradivarius” and “Artisan” trumpets.