Stephen C. Massey chairs the music department of the Foxboro (Mass.) Public Schools. This award-winning master educator recently invited by the White House and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy to teach, leads a final session exploring large ensemble improvisation.

Using ideas developed over a lifetime of teaching, Massey will lead a wind ensemble using improvisation techniques drawn from many musics: ethnic to classical to jazz. These techniques, usable by a group at any level and experience, open the ears and minds of every musician, enhancing music making of all kinds.

Conference participants are invited and encouraged to join the wind ensemble on stage for the session to experience Massey’s teaching first-hand.

This session is part of the CBDNA ongoing commitment to building bridges between the public school and college band director.

Please register here for the conference.

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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 8, 2014 - 4:00: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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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.


MUSIC IS THE SILENCE BETWEEN THE NOTES. CLAUDE DEBUSSY