New England Conservatory hosts the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association, which runs from March 6 to 8. The conference centers on the theme of "Crossing Over" and features the many different kinds of music we now perform, influenced by jazz, world, ethnic, techno, pop, fusion—it runs the gamut.

A program devoted to new trends in the genre. The Hartt musicians in small ensemble under the direction of Glen Adsit and Edward Cumming, and the Jerseyites under the direction of David Vickerman, bring music from international sources, in genres ranging from jazz to techno-pop.  A musical mix that will enliven the kind of conversation conferences are made for.

The Program:

Hartt School Wind Ensemble
Paul Dooley Point Blank
Charles Ives Psalm 67 (arr. Cumming)
Louis Andriessen M is for Man, Music and Mozart
David Bruce Steampunk

The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble
Jonathan Newman Blow it Up, Start Again
Christopher Stark Augenblick
Sigur Rós Ára Bátur (arr. by David Vickerman)
Mason Bates Mothership
John Mackey Asphalt Cocktail

Please register here for the conference.

Download a PDF of the conference schedule.

Pricing for walk-in attendees

The various events of the conference are open to registered participants, as well as by day pass, which can be purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.

Day Pass (includes presentations): $55, $10 for high school teachers with i.d., free for all high school and local college students with i.d.

All evening concerts are free and open to the public.

Three-day conference registration price for college students is $50.

Date: March 7, 2014 - 7:30:PM
Price: Conference registration required, or admission by day pass purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Location: Northeastern University's Fenway Center

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