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  • Workshops for College Methods courses
  • Clinics for all instrumental ages
  • Masterclasses on variety of topics: tone quality, intonation, vibrato, reed care & maintenance, facility, phrasing, etc.
  • Free Vandoren reed samples for your students
  • Opportunity to play-test Vandoren mouthpieces and ligatures
CLINICS: Request a Conn-Selmer Music Ed./Band Clinic
          • Honor Band Conductor
          • Rehearsals to prepare for concerts
          • Presentations at Conferences
          • Music Education Clinics
          • Saxophone Masterclasses
          • Conducting Masterclasses
          • Adjudications & Assessment

​Honor Bands  /  Clinics  /  Rehearsals  / Adjudications

Conducting Honor Bands

Shelley has conducted honor bands across the United States and Canada.

Ventura County High School Ventura, California, USA 2020
District XI High SchoolTroy, Ohio, USA 2020

National Music Festival High School

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

2019

Saskatchewan Band Association Summer

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA

2019

Scioto County High School

Portsmouth, Ohio, USA

2018

Drake University - High School

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

2018

District VII Middle School

Mentor, Ohio, USA

2018

District X High School

Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA

2017

District III Middle School

Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA

2017

University of Kentucky – Middle School

Lexington, KY, USA

2016

District VII High School

Louisiana, USA

2015

District XI High School

Troy, Ohio, USA

2015

Bi-County High School

Fountain, Indiana, USA

2015

International Music Camp

Minot, North Dakota, USA

2015

District XIII 9th Grade

Mason, Ohio, USA

2014

Pennsylvania Regional High School

Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA

2013

Utah State University - High School

Logans, Utah, USA

2013

Regina Catholic High School Bands

Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

2013

Festival of Bands

Adena, Ohio, USA

2013

Ross County High School

Chilicothe, Ohio, USA

2013

Ohio University Summer Series

Athens, Ohio, USA

2013

Kansas State University - High School

Manhattan, Kansas, USA

2012

Drake University - High School

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

2012

District XII High School

Centerville, Ohio, USA

2012

District V High School

Youngstown, Ohio, USA

2011

District XVII High School

Athens, Ohio, USA

2011

Jefferson All-County High School

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

2010

Florida Tri-State - High School

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

2010

District XVI High School

Waverly, Ohio, USA

2010

District IX High School

Marietta, Ohio, USA

2010

National Youth Band of Canada

Saskatchewan, USA

2009

All-Provincial High School

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, USA

2008

Stephen Foster Music Camp

Richmond, Kentucky, USA

2008

District XII Middle School

Beavercreek, Ohio, USA

2006

District XIV Junior High

Walnut Hills, Ohio, USA

2005

U. of S. Summer High School

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, USA

2005

District XIII 7th Grade

Franklin, Ohio, USA

2004

Shelby County Junior High

Sidney, Ohio, USA

2002

Preble All-County Junior High

Alexandria, Ohio, USA

2002

Manchester College

Manchester, Indiana, USA

2002

District XIII 9th Grade

Lebanon, Ohio, USA

2000

North-East Provincial Junior

Yorkton, Saskatchewan, CANADA

1999

Shelby County Junior High

Sydney, Ohio, USA

1999

Pickaway County High School

Teays Valley, Ohio, USA

1999

Fairfield All-County Middle School

Fairfield Union, Ohio, USA

1999

District XIII 7th Grade

Lebanon, Ohio, USA

1999

Scioto County High School

Portsmouth, Ohio, USA

1998

Darke County Honor Band

Greenville, Ohio, USA

1998

Band Clinics/Rehearsals/Adjudications

Dr. J enjoys working with school groups and providing clinics to students and colleagues.

 MusicFest Canada Montreal, Quebec, CANADA 2020
 West Clermont High School Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 2020
 All-Iowa Concert Band Festival Iowa, USA 2020

National Music Festival

Calgary, Alberta, USA

2019

Las Vegas Concert Band Festival

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

2019

Kentucky Music Educators Association

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

2019

Music For All Band Festival

Mason, Ohio, USA

2018

National Cantando Music Festival

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

2017

Unifest Band Festival

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA

2017

Regional Concert Band Festival

Mason, Ohio, USA

2017

National Cantando Music Festival

Whistler, British Columbia, CANADA

2017

Colorado State Band Festival

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

2016

Canada MusicFest Nationals

Ottawa, Ontario, USA

2016

Capital Music Festival

Ottawa, Ontario, USA

2014

Canadian Regional Music Festival

Ottawa, Ontario, USA

2012

Canadian Regional Music Festival

Ottawa, Ontario, USA

2011

Alberta International Band Festival

Edmonton, Alberta, USA

2010

District XVI OMEA High School

Washington Courthouse, Ohio, USA

2009

ABA Festival of Bands

Red Deer, Alberta, USA

2008

District XIV OMEA High School

Anderson, Ohio, USA

2005

District XIII OMEA High School

Fairfield, Ohio, USA

2005

Regina Catholic Bands

Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

2004

District XIV OMEA High School

Groveport-Madison, Ohio, USA

2004

State OMEA Northwest Region High School

Lima-Shawnee, Ohio, USA

2003

District XIII OMEA High School

Lebanon, Ohio, USA

2003

National Music Festival

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

2002

Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival

Banff Centre of Arts, Alberta, CANADA

2001

Downtowner's Optimist Festival

Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

2001

Conference Presentations

Manitoba Music Educators Association (virtual) Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA 2020
Prairie Music Residency (virtual) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA 2020
Ohio Music Educators AssociationCincinnati, Ohio, USA 2020
Indiana Music Educators AssociationFort Wayne, IN, USA 2020
International Saxophone Symposium Fairfax, Virginia, USA 2020

Athena Music Festival

St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA

2019

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2019

Oklahoma Band Directors Conference

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

2019

Association Music in International Schools

Madrid, SPAIN

2018

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2018

Ontario Music Educators Association

Deerhurst Resort, Ontario, CANADA

2017

Cincinnati Public Schools

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2017

Indiana Music Educators Association

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

2016

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut, USA

2016

McGill University Conducting Symposium

Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

2016

Toronto Band Directors Workshop

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

2015

Canadian Music Educators Association

Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

2015

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2015

Texas Music Educators Association

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2014

Kansas Music Educators Association

Wichita, Kansas, USA

2014

North Dakota Music Educators Association

Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

2014

J.W. Pepper Instrumental Workshop

San Francisco, California, USA

2014

Total Band Directors Workshop

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2014

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2014

Florida Music Educators Association

Tampa, Florida, USA

2014

Indiana Music Educators Association

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

2014

Building Better Bands Workshop

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

2014

Capital University Complete Band Directors

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2013

Beginning Band Symposium

Toronto, Ontario, USA

2013

Alberta Music Educators Association

Red Deer, Alberta, USA

2013

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2013

Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2013

British Columbia Music Educators Association

Vancouver, British Columbia, USA

2013

Total Band Directors Workshop

Wichita, Kansas, USA

2013

Kansas State University Concert Band Directors

Manhattan, Kansas, USA

2012

Texas Music Educators Association

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2012

Oregon Music Educators Association

Eugene, Oregon, USA

2012

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2012

World Saxophone Congress XVI

St. Andrews, SCOTLAND

2012

Total Band Directors Workshop

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

2011

Eckroth Band Directors Workshop

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2011

New York State Music Educators Association

Rochester, New York, USA

2011

Oregon Music Educators Association

Eugene, Oregon, USA

2011

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2011

Ontario Music Educators Association

Deer Lake Resort, Ontario, CANADA

2011

California Music Educators Association

Fresno, California, USA

2011

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2010

Kansas Music Educators Association

Wichita, Kansas, USA

2010

Florida State University Band Directors

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

2010

Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2009

Total Band Directors Workshop

Wichita, Kansas, USA

2009

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2009

International Saxophone Symposium

Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2009

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2009

International Saxophone Symposium

Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2008

North American Saxophone Alliance

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

2008

Arkansas Band Directors Professional State

Russellville, Arkansas, USA

2008

International Society of Music Education

Bologna, ITALY

2008

New Hampshire Music Educators Association

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

2008

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2008

International Music Teacher Education

Deer Creek Resort, Ohio, USA

2007

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2007

National MENC

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

2006

International Saxophone Symposium

Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2006

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2006

North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8

New London, Connecticut, USA

2005

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2005

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2004

North West Music Educators Association 

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2003

World Saxophone Congress

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2003

North American Saxophone Alliance

Gainesville, Florida, USA

2003

Ohio Music Educators Association

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2002

Ohio Music Educators Association

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2001

North American Saxophone Alliance

Dayton, Ohio, USA

2001

Workshop Handouts

Download pdf handouts from Clinics and Workshops.

Tuning Wind Bands
Score Study: Driving with a Dirty Windshield
How to Practice (pamphlet)
10 Points for Teaching Saxophone & Clarinet
Woodwind Methods: Intermediate Studies for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon
Balancing Instrumentation
Circle of Acceptance

Sample Clinic Topics

Making Sense/Cents of Ensemble Intonation

Teaching intonation in your ensemble does not need to be a foreign concept to students. Learn the pros and cons of just intonation, and explore various teaching methods to engage your students in the tuning process.

10 Steps to Improve Your Saxophone & Clarinet Section Sound

Say goodbye to honks, squeaks and other dysfunctional section sounds. Successful methods to improve the tone and clarity of your band's clarinet and saxophone section.

Improve Your Woodwind Section: New Methods for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Bassoon

Explore five new method books aimed to improve the intermediate woodwind player in each section of your band or orchestra. Updated tone and technique studies will be demonstrated for the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.


Developing the Complete Band Program – Top 10 Teaching Tips!

This session will share tips for approaching common performance errors in an effort to prioritize music making in the rehearsal. Whether a beginning or veteran teacher, this clinic will help you manage your time and focus on key teaching ingredients for administering effective rehearsal techniques.

Ensemble "Circle of Acceptance": Setting Expectations for Maximum Performance Potential

What is your Circle of Acceptance? What are the expectations you set for yourself? … for your ensemble? Manage your time and focus on key ingredients for developing maximum performance potential with your instrumental program.

Driving with a Dirty Windshield? Finding Clarity in Score Preparation and Rehearsal Planning

Explore ways to clean your windshield – the music score. Learn about score mapping, rehearsal questioning techniques, and student learning styles in an effort for everyone to drive more effectively through the journey and destination of rehearsal and performance.

Balancing Your Instrumentation using Groundwork, Guidance and Gimmicks!

Every program has its unique challenges to balancing instrumentation in order to provide the most optimal music experience for the ensemble. Explore sound and creative ways to approaching instrumentation challenges.

 

Key Concepts for Musical Interpretation

Provide your students with a foundation of tools to emotionally respond with stylistic relevancy in music performance. The ability to respond to style with accuracy, and execute proper musical interpretation is critical to the communication process of performance. 

VIDEO_demonstrating effect of mouthpiece on tone quality & intonation.
VIDEO_Mouthpiece & Reed quality demonstratio