All-Star Band Clinic

41st Annual All-Star Band Clinic

Guest Conductor - Dr. Michael Golemo
Our Guest Conductor - Dr. Michael Golemo

When: November 16-18, 2017

Where: Asbury University (Wilmore, Ky.)

Who: Outstanding high school band members from Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, etc.

The Asbury University Music Department invites high school band musicians to apply to participate in the 41st Annual All-Star Band Clinic. Participating students will stay in campus housing, participate in rehearsals and clinics, attend concerts by university ensembles and perform in the culminating concert in Asbury's Hughes Auditorium.

For more information, contact Dr. Glen Flanigan (email:; telephone: 859-858-3511, ext. 2308)  Application forms and other materials will be posted on this site in August.

Dr. Michael Golemo - Guest Conductor:  

Dr. Golemo is Director of Bands and Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre at Iowa State University. A native of Chicago, he received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University where he studied conducting with John Paynter and saxophone with Frederick Hemke. He completed his doctorate in wind conducting at Michigan State University under Kenneth Bloomquist and John Whitwell. Golemo previously served as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Akron (OH) and prior to that as Director of Bands at Albion College (MI).  Dr. Golemo is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary, Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honorary, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters and is an honorary member of the Cardinal Key Honor Society, Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi. With over 400 instrumental arrangements, transcriptions and compositions to his credit, Golemo has had works performed by a variety of performers and ensembles, including Louie Bellson, Wynton Marsalis, Anita Baker, Simon Estes, William Warfield, the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony.  His music is published by Daehn Publications, Ludwig Music Publishers, Dorn Publications, Santa Barbara Music Publishers and Great Works Publishing.  He has contributed articles to a variety of journals and publications including The Podium, The Journal of the Association of Concert Bands, The Instrumentalist, Iowa Bandmasters Association Magazine, Journal of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and Teaching Music Through Performance in Band (volumes 9 and 10). Golemo is the immediate past president of the Iowa Bandmasters Association.  He is also a past national president and board of trustees member for Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and a past president of the Big XII Band Directors Association.  He served as the host for the 2016 College Band Directors National Association and National Band Association North Central Division conference as well as the 2014 National Community Band Festival.  He is in his fourteenth year as the conductor of the Ames Municipal Band.  He recently received the “Distinguished Service to Music Medal” from Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, that organization’s highest honor. In 2007, Golemo was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and will serve as the conductor for the 2018 Iowa All-State Band.


Band members assembled on stage