Conductor Jeff Grogan to work with orchestra directors at new workshop
May 7, 2016
The UT Arlington Department of Music is starting a new workshop this summer for orchestral conductors. The Texas Conducting Workshop will be held at the University and is meant to foster the development of conducting and teaching skills for orchestra directors of all levels.
TCW is designed to help professional teachers improve their conducting skills so they can become even more expressive, effective educators. TCW will also welcome student conductors and aspiring teachers to register so they can study conducting and pedagogy on an advanced level, further preparing them for the challenges they will face in the classroom.
The UT Arlington string faculty will be involved in every aspect of the workshop, including serving as principals of their respective sections in the masterclass orchestra and leading sessions on the pedagogy of their instruments. There will be a number of presentations on other related topics, including Score Study, Right and Left Hand Independence, Rehearsal Techniques, Working with Wind, Brass and Percussion Sections in a full orchestra context, etc.
TCW is honored to welcome Jeff Grogan as the Guest Artist for summer 2016. Mr. Grogan is the Education and Community Engagement Conductor for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, where he leads the NJSO in a variety of concerts each season. He serves as conductor and Artistic Director of the Greater Newark Youth Orchestras, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. Just this past season, his youth orchestras have performed to capacity crowds at both Carnegie Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna. He has recently appeared as a guest conductor at the University of Georgia, Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Mannes School of Music Pre-College Division.