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Sun, Feb 19


UNLV Music - Exact Building/Room TBA

2023 Band Director Academy

Band Director Academy 2023 (BDA) is a single-day virtual professional development workshop for band directors. This year's educators include Rodney Whitacre, Jeff Hamilton, Todd Stoll, Camille Thurman and Lisa Linde! Held In Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Provides 1/2 credit.

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2023 Band Director Academy
2023 Band Director Academy

Time & Location

Feb 19, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PST

UNLV Music - Exact Building/Room TBA, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA

About the event

February 19th, 2023 - the day following the Essentially Ellington Festival

(Six 1 hour classes and a 90 minute Q@A)

#1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Choosing Repertoire for your Jazz Ensemble (Todd Stoll, Lisa Linde)

#2 - 9:05am - 10:05am

Jazz Improv/Jazz Language (Camille Thurman)

#3 - 10:10am - 11:10am

Swing Basics for Your Drummers (Jeff Hamilton)

#4 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

Rhythm Section Concepts (Rodney Whitaker, Jeff Hamilton)

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Lunch Break (Sandwich tray, chips, drinks supplied by JOI)

#5 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm

How to Recruit and Retain Women in Your Jazz Band (Lisa Linde, Camille Thurman)

#6 - 1:50pm - 2:50pm

Jazz as a Metaphor for Democracy (Todd Stoll, Rodney Whitaker)

7. Open Q&A

(Todd Stoll, Lisa Linde, Camille Thurman, Jeff Hamilton, Rodney Whitaker, Kenny Rampton)


  • BDA Ticket - EE Participant

    If you have a band participating in the Essentially Ellington festival, you may purchase this ticket for entry to the Band Director Academy

    +$4.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • BDA Ticket - Non EE

    If you are NOT participating in the 2023 Essentially Ellington festival, this is the ticket you will purchase for entry to Band Director Academy 2023.

    +$4.50 service fee
    Sale ended



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