This DVD demonstrates the stellar conducting techniques and rehearsal practices of four master conductors. Each conductor gives a brief introduction, followed by a demonstration with a student ensemble. Using this invaluable resource, directors at all levels can learn from this fantastic team of the top conductors in the U.S.
The pieces covered in this collection include:
- First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28, No. 1 by Gustav Holst
- Provencale by Jan Van der Roost
- Prelude by Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds
- Colonial Song by Percy Grainger
Richard L. Floyd is Musical Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphonic Band. Previously, he was Professor of Conducting at the University of South Florida and Director of Bands at Baylor for nine years.
Craig Kirchhoff is Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He was Director of Bands at Ohio State University for 14 years.
Allan McMurray is Director of Bands at the University of Colorado–Boulder. This is the third DVD in his Conducting from the Inside Out series.
H. Robert Reynolds is the Principal Conductor of the Wind Ensemble of the University of Southern California. He retired from the position of Director of University Bands at the University of Michigan after twenty-six years.