Mid Europe - Blasmusikfestival in Schladming

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MID EUROPE in Schladming and Haus/Ennstal
July 14-19, 2015


Conducting masterclass

International masterclass for conducting with Kevin Sedatole, USA and an Austrian Military band

Location:         Mid Europe 2014
                        8970 Schladming, Austria

Date:               Monday, July 07, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014



The masterclass takes place from July 07 - 13, 2014 as part of Mid Europe 2014. A limited number of active participants will conduct all pieces from the list below and rehearse them with a professional windband. Course language is English. If you would like to observe the masterclass you have the option to choose to be a passive participant. Passive Participants may attend the entire workshop and participate in discussions. Active participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their work with Kevin Sedatole by conducting a work/movement as part of a concert at Mid Europe 2014 with the Austrian Military band on Friday, 11, 2014.


List of works for the masterclass

Grad 3 Vaughan Williams Flourish for Wind Band 6' Oxford University Press
Grad 4 Gustav Holst/Matthews Second Suite in F 14' Boosey and Hawkes
Grad 3/4 Jan Van der Roost Suite Provencale 12' De Haske
Grad 4 Lo Presti Elegy for y Young American   Theodore Presser Co
Grad 3 Frank Ticheli Rest 8' Manhattan Beach
Grad 3 Delibes/Kreines March and Cortege of Bacchus 7' Alred Music
Grad 3 Steven Bryant Dusk 5' Gorilla Salad









Kevin Sedatole, USA

Kevin Sedatole

Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.

Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.



Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall.  He has conducted across the United States and Europe.  Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. And at the national convention of the College Band Directors’ National Association held in Austin, Texas.  Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others.  Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the vice president of the CBDNA North Central division.