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3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Advanced Rehearsal Techniques: The ART of Teaching from the Podium

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New summer course: June 17-26, 2016. Click here apply before May 1, 2016!
Advanced Rehearsal Techniques: The ART of Teaching from the Podium
is a new summer course developed by Eric Hammer, Director of Bands at University of the Pacific. The goal is to provide an opportunity for band directors from across the western U.S. to develop all the skills necessary to become truly effective teachers of comprehensive musicianship on the podium. Participants will also enjoy the chance to network with other motivated colleagues, and earn graduate-level professional development units (PDUs) for teachers, which may be used for salary advancement.

The format of the course is unique, intense and powerful. It begins with two days of emphasis on conducting followed by a week of morning sessions devoted to analysis and practice of teaching skills. Afternoons are devoted to practicums on each teaching skill with significant podium time for participants leading a lab band comprised of local high school students. Sessions on score analysis, repertory and time management are also included.

Two levels are offered: 

  • Participants who will be fully immersed in all aspects of the ART course and earn 6 PDUs;
  • Apprentices who will observe and partake of skill development sessions but will have limited podium time in practicums and earn 3 PDUs.

    Students will be selected after a review of applications that include a recording of recent rehearsals from their current teaching position and references from two mentors. Only ten will be chosen for the Participant level in order to ensure all get proper time on task during the course. Apprentice numbers will be open-ended.

    Click Here to download the program brochure.

  • Unique, powerful format with ten days of immersion in developing Band leadership skills.
  • Improved Conducting through significant podium time in workshop with nationally recognized pedagogues and a professional lab band.
  • Handbook of ART skills with background, descriptors and analysis forms for use in summer workshop and future improvement of teaching from the podium.
  • Skill Development for teaching comprehensive musicianship in band through practice with experts and daily podium time during practicums with a lab band of local high school students.
  • Objective, meaningful input from expert faculty, colleagues and the lab band students.
  • Video recording and post-session review of all practicum sessions.
  • Information and exercises for in-depth score analysis, repertory, leadership and time management from panel of leading educators from across the Western U.S.
  • Networking and advocacy with other motivated band directors and leaders in music education.
  • Addresses National and State standards for music teaching.
  • Graduate-level professional development units (PDUs) for teachers, which may be used for salary advancement (upon district approval) from University of the Pacific, charter member institution of NASM, first Conservatory of Music west of the Mississippi and nationally recognized power in Music Education.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
For Admission to the Participant Level (full immersion/6 PDUs):

1) Completed degree in Music Education from NASM accredited institution of higher education
2) Completed single subject credential in Music Education
3) At least two years of secondary school teaching experience
4) Submission of 10-minute video from current teaching
5) Two letters of reference from established music educators
6) Professional Vita
7) In-person or skype interview with ART Director (Eric Hammer)
8) Completed online application.
Participants: total immersion in conducting workshop and all ART class sessions and practicums, 6 units/$325 per unit ($1,950).
If accepted, tuition must be paid in full by May 15th.


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For Admission to the Apprentice Level (limited hours/3 PDUs):
1) Completed degree in Music Education from NASM accredited institution of higher education
2) Completed single subject credential in Music Education
3) At least two years of secondary school teaching experience
4) Submission of 10-minute video from current teaching
5) Two letters of reference from established music educators
6) Professional Vita
7) Completed online application
Apprentice: attend and partake in some skill class sessions plus observation, reflection and contribution at conducting workshop and selected skill practicums, 3 units/$325 per unit ($975). If accepted, tuition must be paid in full by May 15th.

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Optional Accommodations:
1) University Housing Package: Available upon request
2) Discount rate at: Stockton Hilton, mention "CPCE Art Program"
ART_Music_HammerDr. Eric Hammer is serving his twenty-second year as Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Stockton, California. At Pacific, Eric leads the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band as well as teaching courses in Conducting, Score Analysis, Rehearsal Techniques, and Band Development. He also serves on the Planning & Priorities Committee, hosts the Pacific Western Concert Band Festival, advises the Pacific Pep Band, and supervises student teachers. Additionally, Eric conducts the Diablo Wind Symphony and the Pacific Concert Band while maintaining an active calendar of guest conducting, clinics, and adjudication throughout the country.


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Dr. Wayne Bennett, Professor Emeritus, joined the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music in 1978 as Director of the Wind Ensemble and Faculty Artist in Clarinet. In 1989 he was appointed Director of Orchestral Activities and conductor of the University Symphony, and served in that position until his retirement in 2011. Prior to his appointment at the University of Oregon, he was a member of the faculties of University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and Indiana University - Ft Wayne.




Eric Rombach-KendallEric Rombach-Kendall is Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico where he has served as Director of Bands since 1993. Prior to his appointment at UNM, he held conducting positions at Boston University and Carleton College in Minnesota. Mr. Rombach-Kendall served as President of the College Band Directors National Association from 2011-2013 and was instrumental in supporting numerous initiatives in music education, including the founding of the CBDNA Summer Music Education Workshops and the conductingmasterclass.com series of instructional videos. He is an alumnus of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Michigan with degrees in music education and wind conducting.


What Participants are Saying about the ART Music Program
"Music teacher participant
When I first learned of the ART program, I immediately wanted to participate. After nine years of teaching, I felt comfortable with my teaching style yet still didn't know what I was doing. I was intimidated, anxious, and insecure about my shortcomings being exposed. However, I can say...that I learned more about teaching in ten days of ART than in my entire undergraduate career". (SC).



"My philosophy of band leadership/music education has been to give my students an exciting introduction to music and teach them basic musical skills that they could use for the rest of their lives...I believe my philosophy has not changed, but I now realize the tools to achieve my goals in an efficient way". (SS).


Music teacher participant "My viewpoint of band leadership has definitely shifted over the course of ART. My previous assumptions regarding the responsibilities of a band director were limited to the diagnoses of performance errors and the ability to "fix" the performance problems...I have realized that in the past I have functioned mainly as a reactive teacher who depends on student mistakes to guide the direction of each lesson...I now view the teacher's role as a musical expert, leading students to learn all about music. As a result of this major viewpoint shift, I have gained confidence that I can be an effective leader-another goal I had established prior to participating in ART". (KM)

Music teacher participant"I've been in so many situations where band teachers spend their time together trying to "one- up the other" and I am incredibly thankful that this group was the exact opposite of that. A supportive environment where everyone helps each other improve is exactly what I needed to be open enough to let the ideas presented in the ART class take root in my teaching and grow through practice. (AD)".
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