International Conductor Provides Professional Development for Music Educators
Dale Lonis, an internationally respected conductor and educator will visit the School of Music on Friday, Sept 30 to deliver a professional development day for music educators. The project is a partnership between the Newfoundland Teachers’ Association Music Special Interest Council, Long and McQuade Music and Memorial’s School of Music. Dr. Lonis will give three lectures throughout the day: Why We Teach, Conductor Boot Camp, and Rehearsal Techniques. Music educators will also benefit from an Instrument Repair session with Chris Ward from Long and McQuade. The day will conclude with the MUN Wind Ensemble reading over 15 new works for young band.
Events begin at 8:30 am in Petro Canada Hall, School of Music. The day is free for Music Council members; memberships may be purchased at the door at a cost of $50 (only $20.50 for students). For more information contact Dr. Jason Caslor email@example.com.
Dr. Lonis is the former Artistic Director and Conductor of the Israel Wind Symphony and the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble. As a conductor Dr. Lonis has led Wind Ensembles, Brass Bands, New Music Ensembles and Orchestras across six continents regularly appearing on stages across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. His interpretation of new music has been noted for its "artistry and depth". He is also a frequent keynote and motivational speaker at professional music, educational and leadership conferences throughout the world. He is considered a noted authority on conducting and pedagogy, and has been an advisor and mentor to professional conductors and music educators from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Spain, and Uruguay. Dr. Lonis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in 2008 after holding a similar position with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.