All-Star Band Clinic
Asbury University will host the 37th Annual All-Star Band Clinic for high-school students from Thursday through Saturday, November 21-23, 2013.
This year's guest conductor will be Dr. Bruce Moss.
Bruce Moss is professor and director of bands at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches conducting and music education courses, and conducts the Wind Symphony. Prior to his appointment at BGSU in 1994, he held similar positions at Eastern Illinois University and St. Cloud State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His conducting teachers were Harry Begian, Craig Kirchhoff and John P. Paynter.
Dr. Moss’ teaching career began at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL where for 11 years he led an exemplary program as director of bands and music department chair. His public school teaching career was honored when he served as co-conductor, with Leonard Slatkin, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a special series of concerts that featured his high school students. Both the band and orchestra at York High School were selected to perform at MENC National Conference in 1981– the first time in the history of the conference that two large ensembles from the same public school music program were independently chosen for a prestigious concert at their national conference.
Under Moss’ direction, the BGSU Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony have traveled throughout the state and have performed at Ohio Music Educators Conference and College Band Directors National Association Conferences. Moss is actively involved in new music commissions, inviting several of the nation’s premiere composers to write for the band medium, with many of these works being premiered on the BGSU campus.
In the summer months, Moss continues to serve as music director of the acclaimed Wheaton Municipal Band in Illinois, a professional ensemble regarded as one of the finest of its kind in operation today. His unprecedented 30 year tenure with this organization has won the ensemble national and international acclaim, including an appearance with the United States Marine Band in an internationally aired WGBH-TV PBS American Experience documentary, “If You Knew Sousa.” The band regularly features soloists from the nation’s major symphony orchestras, service bands, and universities.
Moss is Past-President of College Band Directors National Conference, North Central Division, and as National Vice President for Professional Relations of Kappa Kappa Psi. He is a published author and new music reviewer for The Instrumentalist magazine, as well as for the GIA Publication Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Series. He was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1993, and also holds memberships in the National Band Association, the Ohio Music Educators Association, the Music Educators National Conference and numerous honorary music fraternities. He frequently serves as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad.