Category Archive: NBA-IU News and Updates

May 11

Announcing the 2014-2015 NBA Board!


2014-2015 NBA Board Just this past weekend the new NBA Board was announced.  In a close race Clare Hogan won President, Emily Kinnunen won Vice-President, August Merback won Secretary, Josh Miller won treasurer, and Noah Farmer won Historian/Webmaster!  Come and meet your new NBA board.   Past President Bailey Petersma Bailey Petersma is a fifth …

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May 08

Dr. Smedley’s Conducting Masterclass


Dr. Smedley Conducts us to Perfection! On April 11, 2014 Dr. Smedley and the National Band Association was able to give a wonderful conducting masterclass focusing on rehearsal techniques.  There were five student conductors, two of those conductors are currently student teaching, who all gained much wisdom from this enlightening experience.  Here is some insight …

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Apr 25

2014-2015 NBA-IU Executive Board Elections & Constitutional Amendment!

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It’s April again, and that means it’s time to vote for next year’s NBA-IU Executive Board! Meet the candidates and learn more about their goals below! Read on for more information about a proposed constitutional amendment as well. Don’t forget to vote! Candidates are listed by office, in alphabetical order. President Clare Hogan Hi everyone! …

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Apr 10

All About Compositions


How Commissioning a Piece For Band Works     This past Wednesday evening Dr. Gershman and Ryan Difenderfer gave a joint masterclass on how commissioning a piece of music works for a high school or junior high band.  Ryan Diefenderfer also gave an overview and a bit of a sneak preview for his piece in …

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Apr 09

Spring 2014 Conducting Masterclass Conductors

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Meet the Conductors!   Sharla Stearn Sharla Stearn is currently a senior studying music education at Indiana University. Specializing in trumpet, she studied with EdmundCord at the Jacobs School of Music. She is just finishing her last semester at IU by student teaching at Bloomington North High School and Tri-North Middle School.     Emily …

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