Winthrop University: CVPA - Music - Invitational Band Clinic
Contact Information
Department of Music
129 Conservatory of Music
Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
803/323-2255
803/323-2343 (fax)

Invitational Band Clinic

41st ANNUAL WINTHROP UNIVERSITY INVITATIONAL BAND CLINIC
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, NOVEMBER 17-19, 2022

 

Scott Tobias, Guest Conductor

Windy Fullagar, Guest Conductor

Lorrie Crochet, Winthrop University Director of Bands
Doug Presley, Winthrop University Associate Director of Bands
Anne Lewis and Joelle Glapinski, Graduate Assistants

 

STUDENT SELECTION PROCESS

Three bands of high school performers will be assembled as the clinic performance ensembles. Students will be selected from a list of director nominations. Directors will submit each student individually, beginning with their BEST musician, then submit their NEXT best musician, and so on. Click here to access the Nomination Form.

Please access this site until Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at which point nominations will close. Directors will be notified of decisions regarding student selection during the week of October 24. If you have any problems with the online form, please contact us. To access the online Nomination Form CLICK HERE. 

 

FOR STUDENTS

Two and a half days of activities will take place for participating students, including part and chair auditions, IBC Opening Ceremony (this is an event where participating students will receive their schedule and all important information regarding  the remainder of the clinic), full ensemble rehearsals with expert clinicians, master classes with Winthrop University faculty, performances by Winthrop University ensembles, scholarship auditions for those interested, and performances by the clinic bands. NOTE: Students should apply only if they can fulfill the responsibilities of the entire Invitational Clinic, including audition, opening ceremony, rehearsals, and concerts. Students will not be excused for activities outside of the clinic. The Invitational Band Clinic is free and requires band director recommendation.

 

FOR DIRECTORS

Guest conductors will provide professional development sessions during the clinic. These sessions are designed for, and are open to, all band directors.

 

SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

Dates/Times                      

Thursday, November 17, 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. (Auditions and Opening Ceremonies, Concert by WU Wind Symphony)

Friday, November 18, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Band rehearsals, Masterclasses)

Saturday, November 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Band rehearsals and Invitational Bands CONCERT)

Location
Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

(Use this address for GPS navigation). Here are directions from Winthrop's web page.
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Cost                                      
There is no fee for participation in the WU Invitational Band Clinic.

Parking                                
Parking passes will be given out free of charge at the WU IBC Opening Ceremony. Here is a map of parking areas around campus.

 

IBC Seating Auditions                             
Each student will be auditioned for chair and part placement by the Winthrop University faculty. Students are to prepare a short etude or an excerpt from a solo. Sight-reading and scales may be a part of the audition. Percussionists will sight-read only and should be prepared to play timpani, mallets, and snare drum.

 

Opening Ceremony               
Clinic Informational meeting for ALL participants and Directors in McBryde Hall following band auditions.

 

Lodging                               
Directors will need to make housing arrangements for themselves and their students. Band directors are responsible for securing and supervising student lodging. CLICK HERE for a partial listing of Rock Hill hotels and rates. 

 

Food                                    
Available on campus and within walking distance from campus. A list of restaurants will be provided at registration.

 

Winthrop University Scholarship & Entrance Auditions           

Will be held on Saturday morning, November 19. Interested Seniors are to fill out an application and read the audition requirements no later than Friday, November 11 to arrange an audition time. Use this link:

https://www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/MUSIC/scholarships-and-auditions.aspx

 

Concert                                  

The culminating activity for students, directors, and the public will be a FREE concert on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Center on the Winthrop University campus.

 

Concert Dress                     
School concert band uniform.

 

Please reach out to Lorrie Crochet crochetl@winthrop.edu or Doug Presley presleyd@winthrop.edu  for more information. 

 

Last Updated: 9/28/22