Young Musicians Invited to All-Star Band Clinic

Dr. William Malambri will conduct this year's All-Star Band Clinic.
Dr. William Malambri will conduct this year's All-Star Band Clinic.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will host the 35th annual All-Star Band Clinic on Nov. 17-19, drawing about 100 select high-school musicians to rehearse, perform and enjoy campus life.

This year’s guest conductor, Dr. William Malambri, and Asbury University Music Department professors will work with the group, which includes students from public and private high schools in Kentucky and other states. Malambri is Director of Bands Emeritus at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. His experience in conducting, judging, consulting and teaching has taken him around the United States as well as the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, South Korea, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Norway.

In addition to participating in rehearsals and performing at 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 in Hughes Auditorium, the student musicians will be treated on Friday to a Music Department Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes and a 9:30 p.m. concert by the Asbury University Jazz Ensemble in the Grille. Each of the Friday and Saturday performances are free and open to the public.

“The clinic provides an excellent educational opportunity,” said Glen Flanigan, associate professor of music education at Asbury. “The high-school students get to work with an internationally-known conductor and excellent clinicians. In addition, participants get a taste of life at Asbury by staying in the residence halls, eating in the cafeteria and attending a chapel service and concerts by our University ensembles. Through the years, quite a few clinic participants have become Asburians.”

For more information about the clinic, please contact Flanigan at (859) 858-3511, ext. 2308, or e-mail glen.flanigan@asbury.edu.

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