spaceCBDNA/NBA Southern Division February 18-20, 2016
spaceCharleston, South Carolina

Conference Schedule

Performing Ensembles


Online Registration

Conference Housing

Traveling to the Conference

Charleston Restaurants

The Gaillard Center
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina




     CBDNA 2014 Jacksonville

     CBDNA 2012 Kennesaw

     CBDNA 2010 Oxford

     CBDNA 2008 Columbus



Thursday, February 18, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Opening Session
“Ruth” – an Operetta by Richard Pressley
Discussion with Composer and Premier Performance
Charleston Southern University Lyric Theatre & Chamber Winds

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Breakout Sessions
“Dancing the Music” – Dr. John Oelrich (UT – Martin)
“The Wind Ensemble Trilogy of Joseph Schwantner” –
Jayme Taylor (University of South Carolina)

Friday, February 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Breakout Sessions
“Back to Bach:  Early Stravinskian Neoclassicism” –
Dr. C. David Ragsdale, University of Alabama - Huntsville
“Brass Pedagogy 101” – Dr. Samuel L. Rowley, Florida A&M University

9:30 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.  General Session: Business Meeting and Opening Remarks
“Some Things I Believe”
Craig Kirchoff, University of Minnesota (ret.)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Conducting/Rehearsal Session
 “The Art of Communication: The Philosophy and
The Artistry Behind the Pedagogy”

Craig Kirchoff, University of Minnesota (ret.)
with Kennesaw State University Chamber Winds

Saturday, February 20, 2016

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Breakout Session
“Hymns in Wind Band Music” – Dr. John Hendricks, West Virginia University

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Composer’s Forum
Joseph Schwantner, John Mackey, Andrew Boss, James Stephenson
Craig Kirchoff, Moderator

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Session:  John Mackey on “Wine-Dark Sea”